Health and Disability
We can give you advice and representation about Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits.
Gift from the Heart
Provides free dental hygiene care once a year for those who may be financially unable to receive dental care. (613-743-5523 or visit http://giftfromtheheart.ca/)
Canadian Diabetes Association
For information on financial assistance with diabetic supplies, please visit: https://www.diabetes.ca/diabetes-and-you/know-your-rights/financial-assistance-your-rights
Michener Chiropody Student Teaching Clinic
A free clinic located in Toronto. The Clinic provides orthotics at a reduced rate. (416-596-3108)
Community Care Access Centre
CCAC provides a range of specialized health services to make it possible for people to live independently at home. For more information, call 1-888-470-2222.
York Region’s Client Intervention and Support Services
CISS is a social work service which aims to help seniors continue to live independently in their communities for as long as possible. For more information, call 1-877-464-9675 ext. 73433.
The Ontario government has produced a Seniors’ Guide to provide information to seniors. It is available online from Service Ontario, or by calling 1-888-910-1999.
Patient Ombudsman is a champion for fairness in Ontario’s health sector organizations defined as public hospitals, long-term care homes and home and community care services coordinated by the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs, formerly CCACs).
Contact: 1.888.321.0339, TTY: 416.597.5371
Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority
The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) is responsible for administering the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 (the Act), which includes licensing and regulating retirement homes on behalf of the government of Ontario. We are an independent, self-funded, not-for-profit corporation, committed to the protection and well-being of seniors living in retirement homes.
Our mandate is to ensure retirement home residents live in dignity and have the support and knowledge needed to make informed choices about their care options.
The Steps to Justice website offers step-by-step information about health and disability issues, and other common legal problems.