Receive one-on-one care in your home, school or workplace
March of Dimes Canada has been providing compassionate, professional attendant care services for more than 20 years and our experienced, caring staff has helped us grow into one of the largest attendant service providers in Ontario.
Attendant Care Services provide non-medical assistance with activities of daily living in the home. This service is also available in five homes through our Independent Living Program.
This program is funded by Local Health Integrated Networks
and is ISO 9001:2008 registered.
What we do
Attendants help with daily activities such as personal grooming, transferring, dressing, bathing, meals, ventilator and tracheotomy services, and more.
For existing consumers, palliative support can be offered when appropriate.
Where funding and resources are available and in conjunction with personal care, we may help with daily activities such as household management or accompany consumers to medical appointments and special events.
View the Attendant Services Information Brochure PDF (619 KB )
Who is eligible?
In order to be eligible for service, clients must:
• Have a permanent physical disability or acquired brain injury.
• Be 16 years of age or older.
• Be a resident of Ontario?
• Have a valid health card.
• Be able to direct his/her care (be capable of managing, determining, and communicating when and how he/she needs assistance and is able to co-operate with this provision).
• Be eligible for specific Aging at Home programs.
• Not be in receipt of insurance funds.
Download the Independent Attendant Services Application:
Attendant Services Application - Regular Print (PDF)
Attendant Services Application - LARGE Print (PDF)
To apply to York Region Outreach Attendant Care or Supportive Housing Programs
and Toronto Supportive Housing Programs, please download and complete the Attendant Services Application Centre (ASAC) Application on the Centre for Independent Living Toronto (CILT) website at www.cilt.ca. Click here to go to the ASAC Application page on the CILT website.
To apply to Brockville/Smiths Falls Acquired Brain Injury program, applicants must be referred from Community Brain Injury Services Brockville Office: 613-342-1613.
Contact the March of Dimes office nearest you to learn more:
Durham, Brockville and Ottawa Valley Regions 1-888-252-9008 ext. 6408
Haldimand-Norfolk 905-768-0041 or 1-866-311-3463
Toronto and Richmond Hill 905-773-7758 ext. 6216 or 1-800-567-0315
Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury 1-888-260-5269
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multi-Sector Service Agreements
Please find below links to the Multi-Sector Service Agreements (MSSA) between the Local Health Integration Network (LIHN) and March of Dimes.
Resources for Caregivers and Family Supports
View listings of resources for caregivers and family supports in Durham Region, Peterborough, Simcoe, and York Region:
Listening to Learn: Understanding the Needs of Adults with Physical Disabilities Living in Burlington Area Throughout their Lifespan
Being involved with what would become a successful collaborative project with the Burlington community , Donna Mackay, National Associate Director and Donna Boyce, Regional Independent Living Manager for the South Central region of Ontario are delighted that the group of committed members of Supported@Home Burlington reached out to area residents living with disability and today we have their words in print.
Click here to read more.