Links

Links are valuable online resources for information about ALS and we have catalogued them by topic.

The external links on this page provide additional information that may be useful or interesting and is consistent with the intended purpose of  the ALS Canada website. However, ALS Canada cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by these links or any other linked site. Providing links to a non-ALS Canada website does not constitute an endorsement by ALS Canada or any of its employees of the sponsors of the site or the information or products presented on the site.

ALS RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

ALS Society of Alberta
http://www.alsab.ca/

ALS Society of British Columbia
http://www.alsbc.ca/

ALS Society of Manitoba
http://www.alsmb.ca/

The ALS Association in the United States
http://www.alsa.org/

International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations
http://alsmndalliance.org

Motor Neuron Disease Association (UK)
http://www.mndassociation.org

ALS/MND Support Groups
http://www.alsforums.com/

ALS Therapy Development Foundation - United States
http://www.als.net/ALS-Research/
 
NHCC (Neurological Health Charities Canada)
http://www.mybrainmatters.ca

FINANCIAL AND LEGAL SUPPORT

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit
http://www.rhdcc-hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/oas-cpp/cpp_disability/index.shtml
1-800-277-9914

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
http://www.accesson.ca/mcss/english/pillars/social/odsp/

Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/316/menu-eng.html

Community Legal Clinics
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/contact/contact.asp?type=cl
1-800-668-8258

Ontario Drug Benefit Program
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/drugs/drugs_mn.html
1-866-811-9893

The Trillium Drug Program
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/pub/drugs/trillium.html

ASSISTIVE DEVICES

The Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/adp/adp_mn.html
1-800-268-1154

Ontario March of Dimes
http://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Tetra Society
http://www.tetrasociety.org
1-877-688-8762

Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP)
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/ab/noho/noho_011.cfm

The Ventilator Equipment Pool (VEP)
http://www.ontvep.ca
1-800-633-8977

Communication Independence for Neurologically Impaired (CINI)
http://www.cini.org/
(516) 465-1629

World-renowned astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking, was diagnosed with ALS in 1963. He is a long-time user of augmentative communication devices. You can read about his experience with these devices at the following link.

http://www.hawking.org.uk/living-with-als.html

Gus Communications Inc.
http://www.gusinc.com/index.html

TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL

Wheel Trans (operated by the Toronto Transit Commission)
http://www.toronto.ca/ttc/special.htm

Woodstock Paratransit
http://www.city.woodstock.on.ca/index.php?page_id=601

Liberty Motor Company (vehicle modifications)
http://www.libertymotorco.com/

Shoppers HomeHealthCare - Automotive Division (vehicle modifications)
http://www.sparrowhawk.ca/

Universal Motion Inc. (vehicle modifications)
http://www.universalmotion.com/

Hope Air (free flights to medical appointments for people in rural and remote areas)
http://www.hopeair.org/RequestAFlight/RequestAFlight.aspx

Travelling to the Caribbean with a Disability
http://www.debbiescaribbeanresortreviews.com/distravelrev.html
 
Disability Travel Card
http://easterseals.ca/english/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Travel-Card-Application-updated-National.pdf

Movie Access for Disabled
http://www.access2.ca/download.html

HOME CARE & COMMUNITY SUPPORT

The Disability Directorate of Ontario
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/contacts/index.aspx

The Accessibility Directory
http://www.accessibilitydirectory.ca/index.cfm
1-800-263-3463

The Ontario Association of the CCACs
http://www.oaccac.on.ca/index.php

Integrated Care Pathway, available at no cost from Champlain Region CCAC

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Facilities
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs
1-800-268-1154

The Direct Funding Program - Attendant Care
http://www.cilt.ca
1-800-354-9950

Victorian Order of Nurses (VON)
http://www.von.ca/

HOME RENOVATION ASSISTANCE

Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities (RRAP - Disabilities)
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/ab/onre/onre_011.cfm

Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence Program (HASI)
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/ab/noho/noho_006.cfm
 
CAREGIVER RESOURCES

Compassion Care
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/ei/types/compassionate_care.shtml

Hospice Association of Ontario
http://www.hospice.on.ca/
1-800-349-3111

Caregiver Network
http://www.caregiver.ca/

Family Caregiver Newsmagazine
http://www.thefamilycaregiver.com/ontario/caregiving/caregiving.php

Canadian Virtual Hospice
http://www.virtualhospice.ca/en_US/Main+Site+Navigation/Home.aspx
 
INDIVIDUAL WEBSITES

George Goodwin's ALS Independence Website
http://www.alsindependence.com/

Dr. Glen House's Disaboom Website
http://www.disaboom.com/lou-gehrigs-disease-als-information/introduction
 
GRANTING AGENCIES

Community Foundation for Kingston and Area
http://www.cfka.org

United Way - Greater Simcoe County
http://unitedwaysimcoecounty.on.ca

Thank you to Oakville Community Foundation for providing $2,600 towards ALS Canada's Equipment Program. The Oakville Community Foundation is "All For Community" and provides funding each year to meet community needs.