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Access 2 Entertainment Program - Easter Seals Canada Access@Entertainment logo
Launched in December of 2004, the Access 2 Entertainment program seeks to offer more opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in recreational activities with an attendant, without added financial burden. It is also designed to raise awareness and help businesses provide quality customer service to customers with disabilities.

The Access 2 Card provides persons with a disability a personalized card printed with their name and the card’s five year expiry date. When going to their attraction of choice, they simply need to present the card along with a piece of ID (not required for cardholders who are minors), and their attendant will receive a free ticket. The Access 2 card is accepted at entertainment venues across Canada. Visit our venues section of this website to see where the card can be used in your community.

For more information or to register for the card program visit our website at:




Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reaching every Canadian affected by a brain tumour through support, education, information and research.

Location: 620 Colborne Street, London, Ontario, N6B 3R9
Phone: 800-265-5106

logoBrain Injury Association of Canada
Mission: Improving the quality of life for all Canadians affected by acquired brain injury and promoting its prevention.
Brain Injury Association of Canada's mandate is to improve the quality of life for all Canadians affected by acquired brain injury and promote it’s prevention. As well, BIAC is dedicated to facilitate post-trauma research, education and advocacy in partnership with national, provincial/territorial and regional associations and other stakeholders.
155 Queen St, Suite 808
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L1
Phone: 613-762-1222
Toll Free: 1-866-977-2492
Fax: 613-236-5208
Twitter: @BIACACLC


Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Canadian Cancer Society
National Office
Suite 200, 10 Alcorn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4V 3B1
Phone: (416) 961-7223
Fax: (416) 961-4189
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Disability Tax Credit - Canada Revenue Agency

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay.

Being eligible for the DTC can open the door to other federal, provincial, or territorial programs such as the registered disability savings plan, the working income tax benefit, and the child disability benefit.

For more information, go to or call 1-800-959-8281.

Encephalitis Global logo

Encephalitis Global non-profit organization formed in 2005 as an alliance connecting encephalitis survivors and caregivers around the world. Encephalitis Global strives to raise awareness, aiming to promote swift diagnosis, to alleviate unnecessary suffering and to prevent untimely death. We host an annual conference to raise awareness and bring together the encephalitis community. We also run a community forum to support those affected by encephalitis. For more information about our work please visit our website:


Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) is a collective of organizations that represent people with chronic, often progressive, neurological and/or neuromuscular diseases, disorders, conditions and injuries (brain conditions) in Canada. The NHCC's role is to provide leadership, evaluating and advancing new opportunities for collaboration specific to advocacy, education and research projects, related to brain health.


Stroke Recovery Canada®, a program of March of Dimes Canada, was created to help stroke survivors and their family members regain their independence, find the support they need and learn how to survive and thrive after stroke. Stroke Recovery Canada is a national service offering post-recovery support, education and community integration programs for stroke survivors, their caregivers, families and health care providers. Through its work with local peer support groups across the country, Stroke Recovery Canada provides Canadians with the resources needed to survive and thrive.
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Peer Support Department
March of Dimes Canada
10 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto, ON. M4H1A4

Toll Free: 1-800-263-3463

Stroke Recovery Canada Warmline® The Warmline is a confidential, toll-free peer support line for those affected by stroke. They are a non-critical, non-crisis resource for information and support, offering a friendly ear to stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. They are there to listen, share experiences and make the recovery process easier.

Call the Stroke Recovery Canada Warmline at 1-888-540-6666.



Working Together - Neil Squire Society
Helping People with Disabilities Prepare for, Obtain and Maintain Employment

This unique, comprehensive and participant centered program is designed to develop the skills required to help individuals achieve their employment goals.

The Program Offers:

  • Individualized program plans or group-based learning environment
  • Career & Personal Development, Wellness for Work & Job Search Support customized to meet your individual needs
  • Wage subsidy may be available if needed
  • Continuous support from career professionals
  • Ergonomic and/or Assistive Technology assessments and solutions

Participant Eligibility:

  • Have a self-declared disability
  • Require assistance to prepare for, obtain and keep employment or self-employment
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Not currently receiving EI

Visit our website for more infomation or to contact us.

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Project launch made possible by:

  BC Neurotrauma Fund via

Rick Hansen Foundation, BC Neurotrauma Fund

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