Disability Travel Cards

The Disability Travel Cardâ„¢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.

For more information contact Uidsdr%60%21EdV%60%60m or call 403-235-5662- ext 214 or 1-877-732-7837

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Did You Know Part 2

In Canada between 2001 and 2006 the number of persons who reported having a disability increased by three-quarters of a million people (+21.2%), reaching 4.4 million in 2006. At the same time, the non-disabled population experienced lesser growth, increasing by 3.3% to reach 26.2 million people.