Equipment and Support Services
Evan can now get to the backyard on his own.

The Equipment and Support Services (ESS) program provides specialized mobility equipment for individuals with physical disabilities. Our program makes it possible for clients to acquire power wheelchairs, scooters, and adaptive equipment for home and vehicle.

The ESS program is based on financial need - full equipment grants, cost share and interest free loans are available. Albertans with disabilities and special needs connect with us when vital equipment isn't available through government program or community resources.

Equipment provided is essential for independant living and improved quality of life. This in turn ensures fewer hospital stays, with minimal dependence on the health care system. Easter Seals Alberta is a last resort agency -  providing assistance when all other sources of funding fail.

 

 

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Did You Know Part 1

In 1951 Canadian Mothers began marches such as one led by Canada’s first female Cabinet Minister, Ellen Fairclough, MP for Hamilton West. As a result of their efforts, the research of Dr. Jonas Salk was well funded, creating the historic made-in-Canada cure for polio. Today, Easter Seals Alberta funds vital programs and services for adults with disabilities and special needs.