Resource Links

TaxWise works with a wide range of organizations that provide assistance to people with medical conditions. These sites provide invaluable information, tools, and links that provide assistance for people with disabilities/medical conditions or caregivers.

Autism Ontario

Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario.

Canadian AIDS Society

The Canadian AIDS Society is an organization which strengthens the response to HIV/AIDS across all sectors of society, and to enriches the lives of people and communities living with HIV/AIDS. (English and French)

Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL)

The Canadian Association for Community Living is Canada’s national association dedicated to promoting the participation of people with intellectual disabilities/medical conditions in all aspects community life.

Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD)

The CAD mandate is to protect and promote the rights, needs and concerns of Deaf Canadians.

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)

The Canadian Council of the Blind is a national self-help consumer organization “of” persons blind, deaf-blind and visually impaired.

Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)

CCD is a team of people with disabilities/medical conditions, who are deeply committed to the principles of self-help and consumer advocacy. CCD works for the personal empowerment of all people with disabilities/medical conditions both in Canada and around the globe. CCD works at the international level through its participation in the activities of Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI) and through development projects initiated by the CCD International Committee.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA)

CHHA is Canada’s only nation-wide non-profit consumer organization run by and for hard of hearing people.

Canadian Mental Health Association of Canada(CMHA)

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) exists to promote the mental health of all people and to serve mental health consumers, their families and friends.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is a national voluntary agency providing services to individuals across Canada to whom loss of vision is a central problem in personal and social adjustments. The CNIB also acts as a consultant and resource agency to the helping professions, government departments and private industry.

Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA)

The CPA assists persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities/medical conditions to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.

DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN)

DAWN Canada is a national organization controlled by and comprised of women who self-identify as Women with disAbilities. They are from all backgrounds and all disAbilities. DAWN is a feminist organization working to achieve control over their lives and to end the stereotype that labels them dependent burdens on society.

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC)

The organization’s mission is to be the national voice for persons with learning disabilities and those who support them. LDAC is dedicated to a level playing field for individuals with learning disabilities to enable them to function as citizens with equitable opportunities and to develop to their chosen potential.

National Education Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities/medical conditions. NEADS advocates for increased accessibility at all levels so that disabled students may gain equal access to college or university education, which is their right.

National Federation of the Blind: Advocates for Equality (NFBAE)

The National Federation of the Blind: Advocates for Equality (NFB:AE) is a consumer group of blind, partially sighted and deaf-blind adults, parents of blind, partially sighted and deaf-blind children, and other interested individuals who have joined together for the purposes of preserving and enhancing the rights of blind, partially sighted and deaf-blind people in Canada through public education, advocacy, and other initiatives.

National Network on Mental Health (NNMH)

The purpose of the National Network for Mental Health, which is run by and for mental health consumer/survivors, is to advocate, educate and provide expertise and resources that benefit the Canadian consumer/survivor community. The focus is to network with Canadian consumer/survivors and family and friends of consumer/survivors to provide opportunities for resource sharing, information distribution and education on mental health issues.

Hintonburg Dental Hygiene and Smile Studio

Hintonburg Dental Hygiene and Smile Studio has licensed registered dental hygienists who can now provide preventive care to anyone who is receiving assistance from the Ontario Disability Support Program. Also providing direct billing on your behalf so your dental appointment is worry and stress free. Call today to book your next Cleaning and Check Up at 613-422-9404.

Resources

Over 15,000 success stories

We had the Disability Tax Credit, but did not realise that there was so much more that we qualified for! When our son was thirteen someone mentioned to us that we should apply for a disability tax credit. We completed all the paperwork and sent it in to the government with an expectation that our request would be approved.

– Barbara & Harvey Bloomfield

I am a mother now to a teenage son who has a behavioral disability [ADD]. My son’s history of diagnosis came about when he was three years old. We migrated to Canada when he was four and the school that he attended reverted to an institution for further evaluation of his behavior. As he grew up, we underwent several psychological assessments, special therapies, school IEP and community programs. On our part as parents, rearing him was quite a struggle as my son in major aspects and appearance is normal but the behavioral and mental maturity is behind.

– Mrs. Maria Griselda