Resources

Alternative Funding Options
Support Groups
Finding a Contractor
Home Modification Information
Finding a Health Care Professional
Health Care Coverage & Services Information
Forms
Legislation

Alternative Funding Options

Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL): Helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness to maintain their independence at home, in lodges or group homes by providing financial assistance to buy medical equipment and supplies. An assessment by a health care professional determines the equipment and supplies that an Albertan can receive through this program.

Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP): RAMP is a program available to eligible wheelchair users to modify their home to be more wheelchair accessible.

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH):  Provides financial and health-related assistance to eligible adults with a disability. The disability must be permanent and severely limit a person’s ability to earn a living.

Alberta Easter Seals: Dedicated to helping adults with disabilities and special needs maintain their full mobility, accessibility and independence.  Easter Seals Alberta funds disability solutions through financial assistance, summer camp, research, advocacy, public and consumer education.

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits: Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits provide a monthly taxable benefit to contributors who are disabled and to their dependent children.

Homeowner Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP): Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers financial assistance to low-income homeowners for mandatory home repairs that will preserve the quality of affordable housing. The program helps people who live in substandard dwellings and cannot afford to pay for necessary repairs to their home.

Alberta Works: The goal of Alberta Works is to help unemployed people find and keep jobs, help Albertans with low income cover their basic costs of living, and help employers meet their need for skilled workers.  Information and eligibility criteria for the Income Support Program is also provided on this website.

Worker’s Compensation Board: Please visit if your accident took place in the course of your employment.

Support Groups

Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA): CPA’s mission is to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self reliance and full community participation. CPA offers six core services with peer support being the founding principal of the association. CPA delivered peer support assistance to over 10,000 individuals and their families last year through 48 offices nationwide.

Office for Disability Issues (ODI): The ODI is a central place to discuss disability issues, and strengthen long-term planning to address the needs of Albertans with disabilities.  Links are available on many issues including accessibility, employment and leisure/recreation.

Finding a Contractor

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC): Backed by 60 years of experience, CMHC work with community organizations, the private sector, non-profit agencies and all levels of government to help create innovative solutions to today's housing challenges, anticipate tomorrow's needs, and improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

Home Modification Information

Service Alberta Home Renovation Tip Sheets: Service Alberta informs Albertans of their rights and responsibilities as consumers and provides consumers with materials to inform and educate the public on important tips to consider for home renovations.

Finding a Health Care Professional

College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta: Provides a “Find a Physician” online service.

Alberta Physiotherapy Association (APA): The Alberta Physiotherapy Association (APA) is a provincial organization which offers physiotherapists throughout Alberta, professional services and representation. It is a voluntary organization with close to 1200 licensed physiotherapists and physiotherapy students in the province. Provides a “Find a Physiotherapist” online service.

Health Care Coverage & Services Information

Alberta Health and Wellness: Health Benefits and Services

Alberta Health Services:

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan:

Alberta Blue Cross:

Forms

Application to Receive Motor Vehicle Accident Claim (MVAC) Section 17 Funding: The Medical Claims form must be completed and sent to the Medical Claims team in addition to the other required documentation as outlined in “How to apply for Section 17 Funding.”

Legislation

MVAC Act (Section 17): The Act that governs the administration of the Medical Claims program.

Automobile Accident Insurance Benefits Regulations (Subsection 1(2)): The Regulation that governs specific treatment coverage provided by Section B insurance coverage.

Insurance Act (Section 636(5)): The Act that governs advanced payment of personal injury claims.

Builders’ Lien Act (Section 18(1)): The Act that governs specific conditions related to contractor payment.

 

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