Disability Travel Cards

The Disability Travel Card™makes it easier for people with disabilities to travel.

It provides identification allowing adult attendants to travel with people that have permanent disabilities at no cost on participating Canadian coach operators or Via Rail. The person with a disability that's accompanied by an adult attendant then travels at a reduced fare.

Easter Seals Canada and its members and/or affiliates are authorized to approve reduced fare tickets.

Persons with permanent disabilities requiring a travel attendant may apply for the card under the terms and conditions:

  1. The person with a permanent disability and the adult attendant must travel together the entire trip.
  2. The adult attendant must be capable of assisting the person with a permanent disability.
  3. The person with a disability fills out an application supplied by Easter Seals Alberta.
  4. The form is signed by a health professional verifying the need for a travel attendant. (see Section B: Health Care Provider information on the application).
  5. Applicants must be a client/patient of the authorizing health care provider.

*An attendant is defined as the individual accompaning the person with a permanent disability that can't travel independently. They provide services not normally provided by vehicle operators. These services include assisting the person with eating, medication and washroom needs.

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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.