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Please review and contact these agencies to see if you are eligible for occupational therapy funding:

Autism Funding Unit

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) provides two Autism Funding Programs:

  • Under Age 6 program provides families up to $22,000 per year per child to assist in purchasing eligible autism intervention services and therapies.
  • Ages 6-18 program provides families up to $6,000 per year per child to assist them with the cost of purchasing eligible autism intervention services and therapies outside of school. This funding is in addition to the educational program and special education services provided through school boards.

PO Box 9776 Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria, BC V8W 9S5

Phone: 250-387-3530
Toll-Free: 1-877-777-3530
Fax: 250-356-8578


At Home Program

The At Home Program (AHP) assists parents with some of the disability-related costs of caring for a child with severe disabilities at home. Children may be eligible for full program benefits for a choice of respite or medical benefits.

Criteria for occupational therapy funding and other At-Home Program benefits:

  • Child/youth assessed by an At Home Program assessor as dependent in at least three of four functional activities of daily living (eating, dressing, toileting and washing)
  • Must be living at home with a parent or guardian.

PO Box  9763   Stn.  Prov. Govt.
Victoria, BC V8W 9S5

Phone: 250-387-9649
Toll-Free: 1-888-613-3232
Fax: 250-356-2159


CKNW Orphans’ Fund

Grants for Therapies, Bursaries, & Equipment

  • All applications must be mailed

Grants Manager: Cathy Hunt
2000- 700 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K9

Phone: 604-331-2711


Variety – The Children’s Charity

Grants for Specialized Therapy, Dental or Orthodontic Treatment, Bursaries, Equipment, and Medical/therapeutic supplies

Variety helps children who meet the following criteria:

  • Children from 0 to 18 years of age.
  • B.C. or Yukon resident for a minimum of three months with a valid Health Care Card.
  • Qualified special needs by a designated professional.
  • Financial circumstance that limits the ability to afford the item or service required.

4300 Still Creek Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6C6

Phone: 604-268-3891
Fax: 604-320-0535
Toll-Free in BC: 310-KIDS (5437)