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Patient and family resources
Patient and family resources

Information Sheets

In this section, you will find a number of information sheets to help youth and parents learn more about different resources available.

Resources for Children under the age of 18

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

Special Services at Home

Canada Child Benefit 

Disability Tax Credit - Child Disability Benefit

Family Caregiver Benefit for Children - Employment Insurance Benefit

Easter Seals - Incontinence Supplies Grant 

Developmental Services Ontario (Can apply at 16, services are not available until 18)

Resources for Youth and Adults 

For many patients with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities, a major aspect of transition planning is learning about and connecting to the appropriate supports for adults. While your health-care providers are working to support your “medical” transitions, these handouts describe a number of other transitions that will happen in your life, according to the following categories.


Employment Programs

If you have a disability of some type you may be eligible for certain types of government services or funding. The handouts below describe programs for people with disabilities.  You will need to learn about the eligibility criteria to determine if you can access these supports.

Finances and Financial Planning

Supports for Adults with Developmental Disabilities:

Supports for Adults with Physical Disabilities

Assistive Devices Information Sheets

G-Tube Funding

Ostomy Funding