In the midst of these extraordinary and uncertain times, ALS doesn’t stop—and neither do we. Please note that due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Programs and Services are being reviewed, including those of our financial and technical assistance programs. The anticipated revenues for this year will likely not be realized, despite all of our ongoing fund development efforts. Under the circumstances, it is unfortunately impossible for us to guarantee that the previously known financial and technical assistance programs will be available. Only requests for the pressing needs of the most economically or socially vulnerable families will now be considered. At the moment, we are actively exploring all avenues for a sustainable solution so that families affected by ALS can receive the support and assistance they need.
We offer a financial and technical support to afflicted members of the ALS Society of Quebec, so that they can receive the equipment or services that they require. The equipment and services offered are to facilitate daily living and the mobility of the afflicted person.
Examples: reclining chair (loan or deductible payment), wheelchair (rental), scooter (rental), communication aid (rental or purchase), monitoring (monthly fees only), support bars (rental or purchase), bath bench (rental or purchase)…
A one-time maximal contribution of $1500 for home adaptations
Financial contribution for particular needs
Maximum financial aid of $500 per fiscal year (November 1 to October 31). Examples: massage therapy, transport to medical appointments, psychological support, respite.
Aid so as to participate in our social activities and support sessions offered by the Society
Financial aid is available for respite services or transport costs. Private adapted transport costs, taxi costs or costs incurred by a driver can be reimbursed when public adapted transport is inexistent or inadequate.
Financial Contribution for Respite
A maximum of $ 1500 per family for respite adapted to needs at home or elsewhere. This funding program is intended to work in complementarity to the key players who are already a part of the caregiving community. The objective of the project is to offer support to the principal caregiver by providing the means to ensure a balance between personal and family needs. Families are responsible for choosing the respite care provider in their territory.
Financial contribution for extracurricular activities ( children <18 years)
Financial assistance of $ 300 per child of a parent with ALS, which allow families to continue to offer extracurricular activities for their children, be it sports, art classes, music, or a stay at summer camp, during the illness of their parent.