Financial Resources

  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP) - Disability Benefit, click here      
  • Registered Disability Savings Plan, click here
  • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA -Taxes) - Amounts transferred from your spouse or common-law,click here
  • CRA - Caregiver Tax Credit, click here
  • CRA - Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (aide by CRA to file taxes), click here
  • CRA - Disability Tax Credit, click here
  • CRA - Disability Amount Transferred from a Dependant, click here
  • CRA - Federal Excise Gasoline Tax Refund Program, click here
  • CRA - Government of Canada - Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits, click here
  • CRA - GST/HST Specially Equipped Motor Vehicle Rebate Application, click here
  • CRA - Home Renovation Expenses, click here
  • CRA - Refundable Medical Expenses Supplement, click here
  • CRA - Spouse or Common-Law Amount, click here
  • CRA - What can a Person with Disabilities claim as a deduction or credit? click here
  • CRA - Which medical expenses are eligible? click here
  • CRA - Working Income Tax Benefit, click here
  • Medicum – Payer Access Assistance Program - 
    Medicum has been assisting patients with ALS since 2002 and offers payer access support assistance including: 
         - Co-Pay Assistance Funding
         - Private Insurance Drug Benefit Eligibility Assistance
         - Compassionate Access Medication
    For more information Click Here or call 1-866-474-5883

Home Care and Community Support

These are some Home Care and Community Support Resources that may assist you and your family. The ALS Society is presenting this information simply as a resource and is not responsible for what is on these external websites.

Children's Resources

These are some Children's Resources that may assist you and your family. The ALS Society is presenting this information simply as a resource and is not responsible for what is on these external websites.

411 Books

There are five different booklets designed to help children and teens affected by ALS in their family. Click below to download or contact the ALS Society for a copy.

  • Helping Children Cope with ALS – A Parental Information Guide Click Here
  • When Someone Special has ALS – A Booklet for Children Click Here
  • When your Parent has ALS – A Booklet for Teens Click Here
  • Talking with Young People about ALS – For Schools Click Here
  • Talking with your Patient’s Children about ALS – A Primer for Professionals Click Here

Grandpa, What is ALS? 
Written by Bonnie Gold-Babins, illustrated by Matt Abergel

This is a story of the love shared by a grandfather, who develops ALS, and his grandchild who learns to accept and understand the disease. Their special bond remained unchanged. This book is best suited to the pre or early reader, but will touch those of any age.

Available through the ALS Society of Alberta.

Someone you know has ALS: 
A simple way to help children understand and cope with ALS
By Lois Clark

A homemade book with illustrations by Lois dedicated to her father, David Williams (1927-2000).

This gives more information about the disease and how to manage feelings connected with living with someone with ALS. This publication is very appropriate for educating the 6-12 year old group about ALS.

Available through the ALS clinic in McMaster 905-521-2100 ext 76870 or email gabri@mcmaster.ca$5.00 each or $40.00 for 10 (including tax).

Other Children’s Resources

Assistive Device
Resources

These are some Assistive Device Resources that may assist you and your family. The ALS Society is presenting this information simply as a resource and is not responsible for what is on these external websites.

  • Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Click Here
  • Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP) Click Here
  • Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities (RRAP — Disabilities)Click Here     
  • Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program, Click Here
  • Swap & Shop - Canadian Paraplegic Association, Click Here
  • TELUS Relay Service for TTY, Click Here
  • Tetra Society, Click Here

People Living With
ALS Resources

These are some Resources for People living with ALS that may assist you and your family. The ALS Society is presenting this information simply as a resource and is not responsible for what is on these external websites.

Caregiver and Family Resources

These are some Resources for People living with ALS that may assist you and your family. The ALS Society is presenting this information simply as a resource and is not responsible for what is on these external websites.

  • Family Caregiver Centre Click here
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
    • Hospice Calgary  Click Here
      Address: 1245 -70 Ave SE. Calgary, AB T2H 2X8
      Phone: 403-263-4525
    • Agape Hospice Click Here
      Address: 1302 8th Ave. NW Calgary, AB T2N 1B8
      Phone: 403-282-6588 
    • Pilgrims Hospice Click Here 
      Address: 9808 148 Street, Edmonton, AB T5N 3E8
      Phone: 780-413-9801
    • Red Deer Hospice Click Here  
      Address: 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB. T4N 6X4
      Phone: 403-309-4344
    • Canadian Virtual Hospice Click Here
      The Canadian Virtual Hospice is an interactive network for people dealing with life-threatening illness and loss.

Transportation
Resources

These are some Transportation Resources that may assist you and your family. The ALS Society is presenting this information simply as a resource and is not responsible for what is on these external websites.

Provincial

  • Government of Canada - Access to Travel (Local Transportation) Click Here
  • Red Arrow 1-800-232-1958 or Click Here

Calgary

  • Access Calgary (Calgary Transit) - 403-537-7777 or Click Here
  • Associated Cab - 403-299-1111 or Click Here
  • Calgary Handibus - book through Access Calgary 403-537-7777 or Click Here
  • Checker Yellow Cabs - 403-299-9999 or Click Here
  • Rocky View Regional Handibus (Airdrie) access to services only available in Calgary such as medical specialists - 403 948-2887 Click Here

Edmonton

  • Co-op Taxi - 780-425-2525 or Click Here
  • Edmonton Taxi Service Group (Yellow Cab) - 780-462-3456 or Click Here
  • Edmonton Transit & DATS (Disabled Adult Transit Service) 780-496-4567 or Click Here

Lethbridge

Red Deer

  • Associated Cabs - 403-343-3300
  • Citizen’s Action Bus - 403-343-1199
  • Driving Miss Daisy (Bentley, Blackfalds, Lacombe, Ponoka, Red Deer and Sylvan Lake) - 403-391-7927 or Click Here
  • Red Deer Transit - 403-342-8225

Do you know any accessible transportation resources we haven’t listed? Please let us know! Emailinfo@alsab.ca