Additional resources

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Community and Financial Resources in BC guide: Compiled from the Complex Chronic Diseases Program, this resource contains contact information to gain assistance on various financial assistance options (e.g., income tax help, government assistance programs, credit counseling), daily living support (e.g., public transportation, parking passes), accessing care (e.g., low cost dental and therapeutic treatments) and other supportive home services.

Here are some specific sections from within the larger guide:

 
  1. Counselling
  2. Coverage for Prescriptions and Basic Medical Services
  3. Finding a Family Doctor
  4. Government Income Assistance Programs (when you can't work)
  5. Home and Personal Care Services
  6. Housing (advocacy, financial supports, accessibility, listings)
  7. Legal
  8. Self-Advocacy Support (help with applications)
  9. Support with Private Insurance (Disability, Life, Health)

Human Rights 101: The law and particular cases relevant to people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia.

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MS Resource Manual 2020 BC & Yukon Division

This resource manual has been developed for people with Multiple Sclerosis, yet many resources are applicable for ME and FM patients.
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Rogers Communications Services

Rogers Communications lists a number of accessibility services and solutions to try to better support communication in the community. A number of offerings are listed on their website. Additionally, Rogers customers with an accessibility need or a disability, may be eligible for a discounted Wireless plan ($20/month discount).

 

For more information, visit:

Accessibility – Services, Products & Solutions | Rogers

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Telus Internet for Good

Good news from Telus!

 

TELUS is expanding its "Internet for Good" program to people living with disabilities who receive financial disability assistance from the provincial governments in British Columbia and Alberta.

 

TELUS’ "Internet for Good" program provides high speed broadband Internet at home for only $9.95 per month. Since 2016, the program has been available to families receiving the Canada Child Benefit from the federal government.

 

To support more Canadians, TELUS has expanded the program’s eligibility to also include more than 110,000 British Columbians and 69,000 Albertans living with a disability and receiving provincial disability benefits. This program expansion comes at a particularly critical time as the evolving COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how important it is to have a safe and reliable connection at home.

 

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