ALS Canada helps people diagnosed with ALS to cope with the daily challenges of decreasing mobility and communication ability and to help with retaining independence. Access to equipment and assistive devices is essential for your safety, comfort and functioning as a person living with ALS.

The ALS Canada Equipment Program provides access to basic and essential assistive equipment through:

  • Loan pool program
  • Funding assistance programs for some leased and rented equipment

To find out more about the program and see if you are eligible, please review the program overview.

Available equipment

Mobility assistance and lifts

  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs
  • Scooters
  • Ramps
  • Patient transfer lifts
  • Ceiling track systems
  • Straight stair lifts

Bedroom and other equipment

  • Hospital beds
  • Mattresses and pressure relief systems
  • Lift chairs
  • Basic communication devices

Bathroom assistance

  • Commodes
  • Bath lifts
  • Transfer boards and benches

How to apply

To access the ALS Canada Equipment Program, please have your Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist or other Allied Professional complete this equipment application form and for wheelchair requests, also complete the wheelchair specifications form, and email it to or fax to 416-497-8545.

Please note that the ALS Canada Equipment Program is not a trial program. This means that we do not loan equipment for the purpose of testing what devices are best for you. Instead, we facilitate loans or funding assistance once someone’s equipment needs have been assessed and recommended by a professional.

If you have equipment you wish to donate to the ALS Equipment Program, please visit our donations page.