Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s Equipment Program provides encouragement to individuals impacted by neuromuscular disorders. Next to finding a cure, the highest priority for individuals living with neuromuscular disorders is the need for essential equipment. Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s longstanding equipment program has assisted thousands of individuals in obtaining the equipment needed to enhance their quality of life. By working with other funders and government we share resources to best leverage donor dollars to cover costs of assistive devices and equipment.

To help us serve everyone’s needs as best as possible, the following criteria are applied to all applications:

  • Maximum per item: Please contact your service specialist for information on your provincial cap
  • Equipment costing less than $200 will not be eligible for funding
  • You must be a registered client  of Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada will not issue reimbursements. Be sure to complete the application process and receive approval from our office, prior to purchasing the item.

All funding requests must include:

  • A completed application form
  • Quotes from 2 different equipment vendors
  • A signed equipment prescription from the appropriate licensed health care professional such as: an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, respiratory therapist, orthotist, physiatrist, registered nurse or podiatrist

The following types of assistive devices are eligible for funding under our Equipment Program.

Access Equipment

  • Door opener
  • Ramp
  • Platform lift
  • Stair lift

Bathroom Aids

  • Commode/Toileting device
  • Bathing/Shower device
  • Other bathroom aids

Beds and Mattresses

  • Hospital bed – manual and electric
  • Specialized Mattress
  • Mattress topper
  • T-foam mattress and alternative pressure mattress (eligible for replacement funding after 1 year)

Breathing Aids

  • Ventilator
  • Cough Assist
  • CPAP/BiPAP machines
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Measuring devices


  • Hydraulic lifting device and sling
  • Transfer aid
  • Sling for patient lifting
  • Track lift system
  • Chair Lift


  • Repairs and modifications
  • Batteries
  • Communication devices
  • Short term rentals

Mobility Aids

  • Power Wheelchair
  • Power tilt/recline seating
  • Manual Wheelchair
  • Rollator/Walker/Walking device
  • Scooter

Equipment Program Application Form (.PDF)