Funding & Travel Assistance
B.C. Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation-B.C. Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities
The British Columbia Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Program (BCEA) promotes greater independence for people with disabilities, including income security. In addition, the BCEA Program recognizes that people with disabilities may require additional supports, such as a higher assistance rate, supplementary assistance and specialized employment supports in order to meet the challenges of daily living and move towards greater independence.
BC Travel Assistance Program (TAP)
The BC Travel Assistance Program (TAP) helps alleviate some of the medical transportation costs through providing financial assistance to residents of British Columbia who have to travel within the province for non-emergency medical specialist services not available in their own community. Residents must be referred by a physician or nurse practitioner for non-emergency MSP insured specialist medical services which are not available locally to qualify for this program. TAP forms are only available by your physician or a nurse practitioner at the time a referral is made. Once you have received your form and referral you can contact the TAP automated application service 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-661-2668.
BC Transit – handyDART
handyDART is an accessible, door-to-door shared transit service for people with permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent them from using fixed-route transit without assistance from another person. handyDART picks you up at your accessible door and drops you off at the accessible door of your destination.
You must first register at no charge.
Angel Flight is a Canadian Transportation Agency approved organization that provides transportation to patients from points on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the Lower Mainland to treatment centres in Victoria and Vancouver. Their passengers have to travel long distances for a variety of specialist medical services such as cancer related diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy or any other treatments not available locally. They will also coordinate ground transportation from the airport to the medical treatment centre. For more information please go to their website.
BC Services - Equipment Provision Program
Toll Free: 1-800-268-7582
The Equipment Provision Program (EPP) helps those who are living with MS and in financial need acquire equipment required to maximize their quality of life.
SISIP Financial Services
The Canadian Assistance Personnel Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to serving and former members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and their immediate families.
Support our Troops Fund
The Support our Troops Fund is an agile and responsive means for Base and Wing Commanders, in concert with Military Family Resource Centers (MFRC) across the country, to help military families within hours of being advised of need. It will help with short-term emergencies and also provide long-term support. The Support Our Troops Fund allows CF leadership to meet the special-case needs of CF members and their families with speed and flexibility not always available through the traditional programs.
Canada Revenue Agency - Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
The disability amount is a non-refundable tax credit that a person with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions can claim to reduce the amount of income tax he or she has to pay in a year.