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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.  JACC only provides funding for children who have one or more of the following diagnosis:
  • Physical disability
  • Severe medical issue that cannot be controlled by medication and disrupts the life of the child and family
  • Mental Health Disorders
At this time, JACC is no longer providing assistance to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Eligibility
  • The need for financial assistance must result from extraordinary costs which are incurred directly as a result of the child’s illness or disability.
  • The child must be diagnosed with a serious illness or permanent disability by a Canadian Medical Practitioner.
  • The child must be 18 years of age or younger.
  • 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:
    • Government funding;
    • Funding from service agencies and non-profit organizations
    • If you own more than one property or home 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

Respiteservices.com may be able to support your request and assist in the application process if you are applying for the purpose of respite care only.  Please contact the Intake and Information line at (416) 322-6317 x1 for more information.

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