B.C. Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction B.C. Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities
Funding & Travel Assistance
The British Columbia Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Program promotes greater independence for people with disabilities, including income security. In addition, the 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 need 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 available by your physician or a nurse practitioner at time of referral. 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 to use his service.
Phone toll free: 855-847-7702
Angel Med 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.
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 (MFRCs) across the country, to help military and veteran families. It may 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.