Do You Qualify For Assistance?

JACC aspires to help as many children and families as possible with our limited funds; we guarantee careful consideration of your request for financial aid. However, only those we determine to be in crisis or with the most immediate need can be considered.

NOTES: An application does not guarantee our assistance. Please read the following eligibility requirements carefully before applying or calling. A list of frequently asked questions can be found here.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The need for financial assistance must result from extraordinary costs which are incurred directly as a result of the child’s illness or disability.
  • The child must be diagnosed by a Canadian Medical Practitioner with a serious illness or permanent disability.
  • The child must be 21 years of age or younger.
  • The child and parent or guardian must be a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant and be a permanent resident of Ontario.  Refugee/Convention refugee status does not qualify.
  • The family’s combined gross household income must be $60,000 or less. Exception to income will only be considered if there is more than one child with special needs in the family.
  • The family must have used up all other financial resources available to them, including personal resources, as well as funding from government, service agencies and /or non-profit organizations.

What we help with

If you do not see it listed, we do NOT fund it

Types of diagnoses (extraordinary costs must be present which are incurred directly as a result of child’s illness)

  • Physical disability
  • Severe medical issue that cannot be controlled by medication and disrupts the life of the child and family
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Pervasive Development Disorders

Hospital and Treatment Costs

  • Family accommodation while child is hospitalized
  • Transportation between hospital and home, to/from medical appointments including fuel, public transit, train or bus fare, taxi, Wheel-Trans, car rental, ambulance
  • Sibling childcare while child is hospitalized or attending medical appointments
  • Out-of-country trips where treatment is not available in Canada

Household Costs (must be directly related to child’s medical issues)

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Groceries
  • Vehicle Repair and Maintenance

Specialized Care

  • Nursing care
  • Specialized medical care
  • Special daycare
  • Respite (can only apply once in a 12 month period)

Medical Treatment

  • Special Formula
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Medication
  • Hearing Aids
  • Eyeglasses, Special Contact Lens related to diagnosis.
  • Disposable Medical Supplies
  • Orthotic Items
  • Serial Casting
  • Diapers for Incontinence
  • Dental treatment directly related to child’s medical diagnosis
  • Trillium Drug Plan Deductible
  • Special Dietary Needs
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Acupuncture
  • Prosthetics

Therapies (can only apply once in a 12-month period)

  • Assessment Fees for therapies listed
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding
  • Specially Adapted Tricycles
Click here to download and print our application form

Click here to download and print our application form. It may be completed by the child’s parent, physician, therapist, social worker, teacher or community liaison.

Click here to view a sample of a completed application for reference

Hard copy applications can also be mailed. Please call the office at 905-852-1799 x32.