Through the support of a donation from the Slaight Family Foundation, Easter Seals Ontario has the unique opportunity to offer eligible families funding assistance for hospital beds for their child with a physical disability. This is the third year of this three year program.
If you intend to apply for this program, please review the following information carefully:
• To be eligible to apply for this program, children and youth must be registered with Easter Seals Ontario, under the age of 19 years and have a valid Ontario Health Card.
• The program will provide funding towards a single sized hospital bed with a basic mattress or a specialized mattress. The funding does not extend to cribs, enclosed cribs/enclosed bed systems or already purchased hospital beds or specialized mattresses.
• Funds for this program are limited and will only support the cost of 15 to 20 hospital beds.
• Last year we received 83 applications (in 24 hours) but were only able to fund 18 beds.
• This funding is not included in the annual $3,000 limit of Easter Seals’ Financial Assistance Program.
New Process this Year:
• Families are encouraged to make sure their eligible child is registered with Easter Seals Ontario prior to applying for the grant. (Check eligibility criteria and download a Registration Application Form at: https://www.easterseals.org/services/client-registration/eligibility-criteria/)
•To support completion of applications for hospital beds, the application form will be available on the Easter Seals Ontario website on May 15, 2018.
• Applications will only be accepted between Monday, June 4, 2018 at 9 a.m. and Friday, June 8, 2018 at 4 p.m.
• All applications will be considered, and a committee will make the final decision on who will be approved for funding for this hospital bed program. Successful applicants will be notified within 4 to 6 weeks of the application closing date.
For more information, please contact Easter Seals Ontario’s Financial Assistance Program at 416.421.8146, toll-free at 1.866.630.3336 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.