Direct Family Support
In Nova Scotia, families may be eligible to receive Direct Family Support from the Department of Community Services.
Direct Family Support for Children (DFSC) and Enhanced Family Support for Children (EFSC) provide funding to enable families to support their child with a disability at home. DFSC and EFSC provide funding for the purchase of respite services to assist with scheduled breaks for family care givers. An enhanced funding component may be available for children and families who meet EFSC eligibility criteria.
For more information you can visit: www.novascotia.ca
Access 2 Entertainment Card
An Access 2 Entertainment Card covers the ticket costs of an individual’s attendant at select locations.
Easter Seals Canada’s award winning Access 2 Card program was launched in 2004 with support from Cineplex Entertainment and a group of national disability organizations. The Access 2 Card program helps to ensure that entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities are more available and accessible to all. Managed and administered by Easter Seals Canada (located in Toronto), the Access 2 Card program has grown to reach over 75,000 Canadians who are living with disabilities, and includes over 500 participating partner venues across the country.
For more information you can visit: www.access2card.ca
Access the application form here
Canadian Tire JumpStart
Canadian Tire JumpStart provides financial assistance for costs associated with recreation and leisure activities.
Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.
The vision of Jumpstart is simple: Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfill their dreams.
For more information you can visit: jumpstart.canadiantire.ca