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Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity

Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity supports seriously ill children and their families with special treatment needs, medical expenses and financial assistance in times of need.  The charity also supports families of children with physical disabilities as well as pervasive developmental disabilities.


To be considered a candidate for assistance, applicants must meet the following criteria:

-Child must be 21 years old or younger
-The child must be diagnosed by a Canadian Medical Practitioner with a serious illness or permanent disability
-The child and parent or guardian must be a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant and be a permanent resident of Ontario. Refugee/Convention refugee status does not qualify.

-The family’s combined gross annual household income must be $60,000 or less. Exception to income will only be considered if there is more than one child with special needs in the family.

-The family must have used up all other financial resources available to them. These include:
  • Personal resources such as interest income, savings plans, investments, and capital gains;
  • Government funding;
  • Funding from service agencies and non-profit organizations
-If you own a home with no mortgage, or own more than one property you are not eligible for assistance.

Please note:  The need for financial assistance must result from extraordinary costs which are incurred directly as a result of the child’s illness or disability.  A full list of expenses that the charity may assist with can be found here.

How to apply

An application form may be downloaded here

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