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
www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/isp/cpp/disaben.shtml
Applications for CPP Disability Benefits (scroll down)
www.hrsdc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=profile&forms=isp1151&lang=e

Customs Information – Duty-free import of goods designed specifically for use by individuals with disabilities
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/sgmnts/dsblts/cstms/menu-eng.html

Disability Tax Credit
www.cra.gc.ca/forms
Form T2201 – Disability Tax Credit Certificate
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2201/README.html

Disability Supports Deduction
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/Epbg/tf/t929/README.html

Child Disability Benefit
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/dsblty-eng.html

GST/HST Information
www.cra.arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/sgmnts/dsblts/gsthst-tpstvh/menu-eng.html

Registered Disabilities Savings Plan (RDSP)
www.crc-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2007/rdsp-eng.html
Guide RC4460 – RDSP
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/phb/tg/rc4460/README.html

Respite Family Care Givers
www.hc.sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/pubs/home-domicile/2003-respite-releve/index-eng.php

General Information

Health Canada
www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Topics for Persons with a Disability (Canada Revenue Agency)
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/disability
Guides and Forms for Persons with Disabilities from the CRA
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/formspubs/clntgrp/ndvdls/dsbld-eng.html
Guide RC4064 – Medical and Disability Related Information
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4064/README.html

Service Canada
www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

Equipment

Muscular Dystrophy Canada Equipment Program – Links to MDC Equipment Programs across Canada
http://muscle.ca/we-can-help/financial-assistance/

Zach’s List Pediatric Equipment Exchange
http://www.zachslist.ca

March of Dimes MODmobility
http://www.modmobility.ca

Canadian Organizations

Association of Compounding Pharmacists of Canada
www.acpcrx.org

Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders
www.raredisorders.ca

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
www.caot.ca/default_home.asp?pageid=2398

CanChild-Centre for Childhood Disability Research
www.canchild.ca/en/

 “Wish Granting” Foundations

Children’s Wish Foundation
www.chldrenswish.ca

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada
www.makeawish.ca

Starlight Children’s Foundation
www.starlight.org

Sunshine Foundation of Canada
www.sunshine.ca