Equipment Program

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

We help clients to obtain a wide range of assistive 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 services staff in your area to determine eligibility. It is important to involve us early in the process. We will guide you through the application and requirements, and suggest other potential funders if necessary.

BRITISH COLUMBIA Sharon Tomlinson 1-800-567-2873 ext 2108
ALBERTA Fraser Hall 1-800-567-2873 ext 5103
MANITOBA/SASKATCHEWAN Barb Yanciw 1-800-567-2873 ext. 9423
ATLANTIC Helle Haven Achurch 1-800-567-2873 ext 4201
ONTARIO & NUNAVUT Fiona Watson       MaryAnne Powell 1-800-567-2873 Ext 11601-800-567-2873 ext 1118
QUEBEC Ivy Pierre-Louis   Maryse Thibeault 1-800-567-2873 x31081-877-295-7911



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

  • Maximum per item: Please contact your service specialist for information on your provincial cap
  • Equipment costing less than $200 will not be eligible for funding
  • You must be a registered client of Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • 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.

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, registered nurse or podiatrist




Application Form for Equipment Program Funding

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