Disability: Useful Resources

211 Ontario is a free, confidential, province-wide helpline (and website) that simplifies finding support and community services for Ontario residents, including those with disabilities. You will find useful links to topics such as:

• disability associations
• disability employment programs
• transportation for the disabled
• Ontario Disability Support Program
• developmental disability programs
• physical disability programs
• home repairs

Most of the services listed on 211Ontario.ca are provided by non-profit, community-based or government organizations that provide a direct service to the public.

This is a directory of community agencies, social services and Government services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). This directory can be used to locate health agencies, health services and community health centres in GTA. Here you can find information on services on child care, language classes, job searches, housing, emergency shelters, legal assistance, financial assistance, and more.

Health Gateway has put together a comprehensive list of community information databases and various health-related directories that you may find helpful to meet some of your needs. Visit their website to explore links to variety of supports, programs and services available in your community.
The Ontario Benefits Directory point of access to many provincial benefit and tax credit programs, designed to meet the unique needs of all Ontarians, including people with disabilities. The Ontario Benefits Directory makes it easier to find information about a program, determine if you are eligible, find out how to apply, get updates about changes to a program, and learn about new programs.
This government of Canada website should be your starting point. In covers basic topics as what these benefits offer, how to qualify, how much you night receive, and how to apply.
This government of Canada website provides a useful overview of Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD) benefits, which are designed to provide partial income replacement to eligible CPP contributors who are under age 65 with a severe and prolonged disability.
This government of Ontario website is the first place to look for information on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), which helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.

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