Ontario

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Ontario

This is a living document and we want to add to it as we grow. Please use these resources and links as a starting point and if you discover additional programs, tips or tricks, let us know.

Financial Assistance

Ontario disability Support Program (ODSP):

Provides financial assistance, supplementary benefits including prescription drugs and vision care.

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/index.aspx

If you are turned down for ODSP, you can still apply for financial assistance through Ontario Works. Some health benefits are also covered under this program.

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ow/index.aspx

Travel:

Ontario Northern Health Travel Grant

In Ontario, there is a travel program for northern patients to access travel in the southern regions.

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/northern.aspx

Medication:

Ontario has several drug programs: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/drugs/programs/programs.aspx

Seniors and those on social assistance:  Ontario Drug Benefit Plan

Trillium Drug Program helps Ontarians of all ages and all income brackets who have high prescription costs relative to their household income Trillium Drug Program

Charitable Organizations:

Canadian Cancer Society:

Financial Assistance:

The Ontario Division of the Canadian Cancer Society has laid out options for financial assistance.

http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/financial-help-on/?region=on

http://www.cancer.ca/en?region=on

Accommodation and Travel:

In Ontario, cancer treatment is available in many community hospitals.  There are also comprehensive regional cancer centres.  Some patients will need to travel and there are several lodges to accommodate cancer patients.

http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/travel-and-accommodations-on/?region=on

Travel Information: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/transportation-on/?region=on

Kidney Foundation Resources:

http://www.kidney.ca/ontarioprograms

 

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If you know of other resources or have tips, tricks about the resources described here, please let us know.