Canada-wide Resources

Government Benefits

Being diagnosed or having a child diagnosed with mitochondrial disease will often entitle an individual or family to certain government benefits.  Below are resources to help ensure families affected by disabilities, including mitochondrial disease, are receiving all the support they are entitled too.

CPP Disability Benefits
Applications for CPP Disability Benefits (scroll down)

Customs Information – Duty-free import of goods designed specifically for use by individuals with disabilities

Disability Tax Credit
Form T2201 – Disability Tax Credit Certificate

Disability Supports Deduction

Child Disability Benefit

GST/HST Information

Registered Disabilities Savings Plan (RDSP)
Guide RC4460 – RDSP

Respite Family Care Givers

General Information

Health Canada

Topics for Persons with a Disability (Canada Revenue Agency)
Guides and Forms for Persons with Disabilities from the CRA
Guide RC4064 – Medical and Disability Related Information

Service Canada


Muscular Dystrophy Canada Equipment Program – Links to MDC Equipment Programs across Canada

Zach’s List Pediatric Equipment Exchange

March of Dimes MODmobility

Canadian Organizations

Association of Compounding Pharmacists of Canada

Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

CanChild-Centre for Childhood Disability Research

 “Wish Granting” Foundations

Children’s Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada

Starlight Children’s Foundation

Sunshine Foundation of Canada