Equipment Program: Western Canada

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We are here to help!

Efforts to sustain our current funding and to seek new opportunities are never ending. We have worked hard to sustain our maximum amounts per application but in order to ensure as many clients as possible can access this funding opportunity this year, we are able to fund up to a maximum of $3,000 per client, per calendar year. Thank you.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s longstanding equipment program has assisted thousands of people with neuromuscular disorders obtain the equipment they need.

We help clients to obtain a wide range of devices to aid with mobility, breathing, sitting and positioning, accessibility, communications, and sleeping.


Complete list of assistive devices covered by our program


Please contact our friendly and caring services staff in your province to determine your eligibility. They will guide you through the application process and requirements.

Western Region Provincial Contacts

  • Sharon Tomlinson – Services Specialist: 1.800.366.8166 ext 2108
  • Nate Schwartz – Bridges to the Future Youth Coordinator: 1.800.366.8166 ext 2201
  • Fraser Hall – Services Specialist (Edmonton): 1.800.366.8166 ext 5103
  • Annelies VanderLaan – Services Coordinator (Calgary): 1.800.366.8166 ext 5201

Program Criteria

To help us serve everyone’s needs as best as possible, the following criteria are applied to all applications:

  • Maximum per item: $3,000
  • Client minimum contribution: $200.00
  • Equipment costing less than $200 will not be eligible for funding
  • You must be a registered client of Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Funding may also be available with the Safeway Mobility Grant

All funding requests must include:

  • A completed application form
  • Quotes from 2 different equipment vendors
  • A signed equipment prescription from the appropriate licensed health care professional such as: an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, respiratory therapist, orthotist, physiatrist or podiatrist

It is important to involve us early in the process. Muscular Dystrophy Canada will not issue reimbursements. Be sure to complete the application process and receive approval from our office, prior to purchasing the item.

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