Motion has partnered with and supports Ability Online to provide a free, monitored and secure online community that welcomes kids, teens & young adults of all abilities.
A subsidiary of Ability Online, Ability Gives provides the gift of independence by helping secure donations of life-changing mobility and home accessibility equipment for young people with disabilities.
AccessNow’s mission is to become a one-stop resource of accessibility information, thought leadership, meaningful empowerment and a supportive community of advocates and allies to foster a more open, inclusive, and diverse world.
Their core offering is the AccessNow app, which serves to pinpoint accessibility of physical locations around the world, featuring accessibility assets like accessible washrooms, parking spots and entrances, sign language, braille, and much more. By connecting people to information about the accessibility of places, they aim to empower people of all abilities.
After Stroke is a personalized recovery program that helps survivors and their families move forward after a stroke. After Stroke works one-on-one with stroke survivors and their families in the communities where they live, connecting them with an individualized recovery plan, local resources, and a network of support to help navigate the journey ahead. Support is available from those first days in the hospital through every stage of recovery and life after stroke.
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 for safety, comfort and functioning as a person living with ALS. ALS Canada provides funding assistance programs for some leased and rented equipment.
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) is the national organization that supports the more than 17,000 occupational therapists (OTs) who work or study in Canada.
Visit the CAOT website to find an OT in your area.
Easter Seals Canada provides financial assistance and delivers a range of direct-to-client programs to help ensure that Canadians living with disabilities have access to the essential assistive, adaptive, communications and learning technology they need to access their world and maximize their independence.
Motion is a member of the Home Medical Equipment Dealers Association of BC (HMEDA).
HMEDA represents suppliers and manufacturers involved in providing home medical equipment to people living in BC.
March of Dimes’s Canada’s Assistive Devices Program assists adults with physical disabilities who are in financial need to purchase, repair and maintain a wide variety of equipment that increases their mobility and functional independence.
The program also assists clients with resources to help find additional funding sources.
Whether recently diagnosed with MS, living with the disease for some time, or close to someone affected by MS, the MS Society of Canada offers programs and resources to help manage both the daily and longer-term challenges that MS may present.
Programs include financial assistance to those in need to purchase, repair or maintain assistive devices or medical supplies.
Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s long-standing equipment program has assisted thousands of individuals in obtaining the equipment needed to enhance their quality of life.
By working with other funders and the government, they share resources to best leverage donor dollars to cover the costs of assistive devices and equipment.
Motion is a member of the Ontario Home Medical Equipment Providers Association (OHMEPA; formerly Canadian Assistive Devices Association).
OHMEPA represents the assistive devices industry in Ontario for the benefit of all members through advocacy, coordinated representation at all government levels, and business-building networking opportunities.
SaskAbilities is dedicated to providing programs and services to people experiencing disabilities in Saskatchewan.
SCI Ontario’s Regional Service Coordinators can help individuals who have experienced a spinal cord injury with access to the equipment and financial support they need.
They also advocate on behalf of their clients to qualify for a greater range of assistive devices and government funding for acquiring and repairing equipment.
Published by BCS Communications, Today’s Kids in Motion is a magazine that focuses on the needs of children with physical and mental disabilities. Articles offer help for parents and caregivers on a wide range of topics.