Support Us - Easter Seals Canada


Easter Seals delivers transformative, life-changing programs and services that enhance access, independence, social inclusion and quality of life for Canadians living with disabilities.  Donations make this possible.

Our Commitment to Donors

Easter Seals Canada respect the contributions made by our donors, and strive to adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the AFP.
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Why Is Your Support Needed?

Some Facts on Disability in Canada:

  • According to the 2022 Canadian Survey on Disability by Statistics Canada, approximately
    8 million Canadians age 15 and older are living with disabilities. That’s 27%, or more than 1 in 4 persons. 
  • More than 1.6 million Canadians say they are unable to afford the accessible equipment and prescription medication that they need.
  • There is a large gap between the employment rates of Canadians with disabilities and other Canadians.
  • Among working age adults, Canadians living with disabilities have a lower median income compared to the rest of Canada. Up to 28% of Canadians with disabilities are living below the national poverty line compared to 10% for the rest of Canada.

There is a great need for services and programs in support of persons living with disabilities, and their families. You can help make this possible by making a one-time donation, becoming a monthly donor, hosting your own fundraiser for Easter Seals, volunteering, and other ways

Impact Stories

Read about the difference that donations have helped make in Benjamin’s life.

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Where Do Your Donations Go: The Difference You Help Make Possible

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Provides nutritious snacks for a group of participants

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Supports a group recreational or adaptive sports session

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Helps create training opportunities for youth/adults

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Lowers the cost of accessible equipment for an individual

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Provides a post-secondary scholarship or bursary for a young adult/adult

Make an ongoing difference: Become a Monthly Donor

Reasons Why You Should Become a Give Every Month (GEM) Donor:

Disability for many individuals and families is a life-long reality, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Become part of a special group of donors called GEM’s who are committed to providing assistance to individuals and families who are living with disabilities now and over the long-term.

Monthly donations help lower fundraising costs. This enables Easter Seals to direct more funds towards providing support services and programs for individuals and families.

Monthly donations enable Easter Seals to make more stable and cost-effective/saving long-term plans and purchases so that more individuals and families can receive the support they need.

Becoming a monthly donor is easy. You can start, stop and adjust your donation at any time. Monthly donors also receive a consolidated charitable donation (tax) receipt once a year so there’s less paperwork for you to deal with, and are recognized in our annual report.

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