Saskatchewan

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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, please let us know.

Income Support for People with Disabilities (SAID):

This program is designed to be the small net at the bottom, for individuals who meet the criteria for financial assistance.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/people-with-disabilities/income-support-for-people-with-disabilities

Should you not qualify for SAID, there are other financial support programs.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/financial-help

Travel and Accommodation for Health Appointments:

At the time of publication, we could not find a travel assistance program for Saskatchewan.  The Northern Medical Transportation program provides emergency transport for all northern residents and non-emergency transportation for social assistance clients to attend medical treatment outside of their community.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/emergency-medical-services/ambulance-services

Note: Ambulance trips are very costly in Saskatchewan. For seniors, the cost of a trip are capped at $275 while low income may have the cost reduced.

Medication Plans and Supplementary Benefit Plans:

In Saskatchewan, there are several ‘Drug Plans’ each with different criteria for eligibility:

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/prescription-drug-plans-and-health-coverage/extended-benefits-and-drug-plan

Supplementary benefits are available for those who are enrolled in specific income support programs and for low income families.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/prescription-drug-plans-and-health-coverage/extended-benefits-and-drug-plan/supplementary-health-benefits
https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/prescription-drug-plans-and-health-coverage/extended-benefits-and-drug-plan/family-health-benefits<

Charitable Organizations:

Canadian Cancer Society:

Financial Assistance (may depend on income):

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

Travel:

The Getting to Treatment Program may be provided by the Canadian Cancer Society using volunteer drivers and through providing financial assistance with the costs of transportation and accommodation.

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

Accommodation:

Cancer Patient lodges are provided by the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency: http://www.saskcancer.ca/Default.aspx?DN=ff2f6b40-dc55-4cdc-972c-750d44ec8b82

Kidney Foundation Resources:

http://www.kidney.ca/Page.aspx?pid=471

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