WAYS TO SUPPORT EASTER SEALS & PERSONS AND FAMILIES WHO ARE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

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.

Why Is Your Support Needed?

According to the latest Canadian Survey on Disability held by Statistics Canada in 2017:

  • Approximately 22% (1 in 5 persons) or over 6 million Canadians are living with disabilities
  • 1.6 million Canadians said they were 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.

Image of a young boy and his mum

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

Two young boys laughing and eating apples

$50

Provides nutritious snacks for a group of participants

A group of people playing sledge hockey on the ice

$100

Supports a group recreational or adaptive sports session

A woman scooping out cookie dough on a tray while her trainer stands next to her

$250

Helps create training opportunities for youth/adults

A young boy seated in a wheelchair smiling while scratching his head

$500

Lowers the cost of accessible equipment for an individual

A young woman wearing a graduation gown and hat holding up her diploma triumphantly

$1,000

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 Monthly 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 G.E.M.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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