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Things to do
Access 2 Card: The Access 2 card allows persons with a disability to receive either free admission or a significant discount for their support person at member movie theatres and attractions across Canada: http://access2.ca/english.html
Museum + Arts Pass (MAP): You can get FREE passes to art galleries and museums, the zoo and more by using your library card: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/museum-arts-passes
Art Gallery of Ontario: the AGO is free on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 PM: http://www.ago.net/home
City of Toronto Welcome Policy
The City of Toronto's Welcome Policy provides a fee subsidy to help low income individuals and families who live in Toronto access City-operated recreation programs. If you are approved for Welcome Policy, you will receive an annual financial subsidy that can be spent on any of the wide variety of recreation programs offered by the City throughout the year. Information regarding the policy and FAQ: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=a048a4bd35341410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
FoodShare’s Good Food Box
Order a good food box for a low cost and get weekly healthy fruits and vegetables. The good food box offers recipes, events and many options for a weekly supply of the goods nature offers.
City of Toronto Volunteer Program: From the frosty festivities of the Cavalcade of Lights and the all-night exhilaration of Nuit Blanche Toronto to the architectural adventures of Doors Open Toronto, the City of Toronto creates many opportunities to celebrate Toronto. Volunteer and receive free passes to TIFF, Pride events, Hot Docs, Toronto Fringe Festival, Imagine Native Indigenous Film Festival, and many more!
Volunteer Toronto: A comprehensive list of many volunteer jobs and positions throughout Toronto. Volunteer Toronto also offers a variety of workshops and meet ups for people interested in volunteering, or learning about volunteering
ParticipACTIONs Canada 150 celebration
Get Moving: An interactive website with ideas, contests and community resources to encourage movement and healthy inclusive living https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/programs/participaction-150-play-list
Parks Canada Free discovery pass
Free admission for 2017 to Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast.
Venues with attendant policies:
People who require attendant care can get an additional ticket for their caregivers at no cost if they require support during the event. Please check ahead of time when buying tickets and ask the venue for the attendant person policy.
Art Gallery of Ontario - https://www.ago.net
Toronto Fringe Festival - http://fringetoronto.com
Royal Ontario Museum -https://www.rom.on.ca/en
Worldwide Short Film Festival - http://cfccreates.com/search?q=CFC+Worldwide+Short+Film+Festival
The Theatre Centre - http://theatrecentre.org
Buddies in bad times - http://buddiesinbadtimes.com
Tangled art gallery- http://tangledarts.org
Hot Docs -http://www.hotdocs.ca
Castle Loma - http://casaloma.ca
Canada’s Wonderland - https://www.canadaswonderland.com
Funding and Home Care Supports
Occupational Therapy (OT) Assessment for falling hazards: CCAC will arrange for a referral for an OT (Occupational Therapist) to do a home assessment for falling hazards, do training with your team on safe transfers, or get a mobility assessment. You can refer for yourself, or a loved one with Toronto Central CCAC: 416.506.9888 Have your health card ready and you must know your postal code to set up this service.
Community Navigation Access Program (CNAP) helps you set up non-medical home supports, such as Meals-On-Wheels and getting to medical appointments – 1.877.540.6565.
TTC support person card
TTC support person card This card is for members of the community who have a disability and require assistance to travel on the TTC. Once approved the member will be able to show this card at any TTC collector and their attendant will be able to travel for free. https://www.ttc.ca/Fares_and_passes/Support_Person_Card/index.jsp
OFCP funding programs
The Ontario Federation Cerebral Palsy (OFCP) offers funding assistance grants to Individual Members of the OFCP who have cerebral palsy. Funds can be accessed through our funding assistance program. Please review the guidelines and application forms carefully before applying. Funding for Life Enriching Activity Fund, Assistive Devices Funding Program and a variety of scholarships and awards.
Ontario Assistive Devices Program
The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) helps Ontarians with long-term physical disabilities pay for some customized equipment, like wheelchairs and hearing aids. The ADP also helps cover the cost of specialized supplies.
The Tetra Society of North America
Tetra clients can be anyone. They can be infants or seniors or anyone in between. As well, levels of disability can vary greatly from client to client. No challenge given Tetra’s volunteers is deemed too great or too small. The goal is always to reduce societal and environmental barriers and to create increased independence.
March of Dimes - assistive devices program
March of Dimes Canada Assistive Devices Program assists adults with physical disabilities who are in financial need to purchase assistive devices that increase their mobility and functional independence. The Program can help to buy, repair and maintain a wide variety of mobility or assistive equipment.