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Associations for Travellers

Associations for passengers unable to meet their own personal needs

Passengers who require assistance with personal needs (eating, medical attention, personal hygiene) during the journey must be accompanied by an escort who will help them. Such passengers must provide a document certifying that they are unable to travel alone: a medical certificate or an identity card issued by an organization recognized by VIA.

Here is a listing of these associations.

National associations

Epilepsy Canada
2255B Queen Street, Suite 336
Toronto, Ontario, M4E 1G3
Telephone: 1 877 734-0873
Fax: (905) 764-1231
E-mail: epilepsy@epilepsy.ca
Web site : www.epilepsy.ca

(56 offices in major cities across Canada are listed in local telephone directories.)

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind
National Office and Training Centre
P.O. Box 280
4120 Rideau Valley Drive N.
Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1A3
Telephone: (613) 692-7777
Fax: (613) 692-0650
E-mail : cgdb@sympatico.ca
Web site : www.guidedogs.ca

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
2155, rue Guy
Bureau 750
Montréal (Quebec), H3H 2R9
Telephone: (514) 934-4622 / 1-800-563-2642
Fax: (514) 934-2131
E-mail: quebec@inca.ca
Web site : www.cnib.ca

(53 offices in major cities across Canada are listed in local telephone directories under CNIB.)

Easter Seals Canada
40 Holly St, Suite 401
Toronto, Ontario, M4S 3C3
Telephone: (416) 932-8382 / 1 877 376-6362
Fax: (416) 416 932-9844
E-mail: info@easterseals.ca
Web site : www.easterseals.ca

The War Amps (Head office)
2827 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 0C4
Telephone: (613) 731-3821 / 1 800 465-2677
Fax: (613) 731-3234
E-mail: communications@waramps.ca
Web site : www.waramps.ca

Alberta

Alberta Easter Seals
811 Manning Road N.E., Suite 103
Calgary, Alberta, T2E 7L4
Telephone: (403) 235-5662 / 1 877 732-7837
Fax: (403) 248-1716
E-mail: calgary@easterseals.ab.ca
Web site : www.easterseals.ab.ca

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Easter Seal March of Dimes
65 Brunswick Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 1G5
Telephone: (506) 458-8739
Fax: (506) 457-2863
Web site: www.easterseals.nb.ca

Ontario

Alzheimer Society Toronto
Alzheimer Society Toronto
20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1600
Toronto ON, Canada
M4R1K8
Telephone: 416-488-8772
Toll-free: 1- 800-616-8816 (valid only in Canada)
Fax: 416-322-6656
Email: info@alzheimer.ca
Web: www.alzheimer.ca
General enquiries: info@alzheimer.ca

CHAMP Program
2827 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1V 0C4
Telephone: (613) 731-3821 / 1-800-267-4023
Fax: (613) 731-4092 / 1-866-235-0350
E-mail: champ@waramps.ca
Web site: www.waramps.ca/champ

Community Living Ontario
240 Duncan Mill Road, Suite 403
Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1Z4
Telephone: (416) 447-4348 / 1 800 278-8025
Fax: (416) 447-8974
Web site: www.communitylivingontario.ca

Ministry of the Attorney General
595, rue Bay, bureau 800
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M6
Telephone: (416) 327 -6683 / 1-800-366-0335
Fax:: (416) 314- 2642
Web site: www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

Multiple Sclerosis Society Of Canada
175 Bloor E, suite 700
Toronto, ON M4W 3R8
Telephone: (416) 922-6065 / 1 800 268-7582
Fax: (416) 922-7538
E-mail: info@mssociety.ca
Web site: www.mssociety.ca

Ontario March of Dimes
(Head office)

10 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario, M4H 1A4
Telephone: (416) 425-3463 / 1 800 263-3463
E-mail: info@dimes.on.ca
Web site: www.marchofdimes.ca/dimes

Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
200 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3J1
Telephone: (416) 344-1000 / 1 800 387-5540 / 1 800 387-0050 (TTY)
Fax: (416) 344-4684 / 1 888 313-7373
Web site: www.wsib.on.ca

Quebec

CIUSSS Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre
7000, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal (Quebec) H4B 1R3
Telephone: (514) 488-5552
Fax: (514) 489-3477
E-mail: info@mabmackay.ca
Web site: www.mabmackay.ca

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Abilities Council
(Head Office)
2310 Louise Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7J 2C7
Telephone: (306) 374-4448
Fax: (306) 373-2665
E-mail: provincialservices@abilitiescouncil.sk.ca
Web site : www.abilitiescouncil.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Abilities Council
Saskatoon Branch
1410 Kilburn Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7M 0J8
Telephone: (306) 653-1694
Fax:(306) 652-8886
E-mail: saskatoon@abilitiescouncil.sk.ca
Web site : www.abilitiescouncil.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Abilities Council
Regina Branch
825 McDonald Street
Regina, SK S4N 2X5
Telephone: (306) 569-9048
Fax:(306) 352-3717
E-mail: regina@abilitiescouncil.sk.ca
Web site : www.abilitiescouncil.sk.ca/regina

Here are links to other pages you may find useful:

  • Diagrams of cars with wheelchair access
  • Reduced mobility, wheelchairs and stretchers
  • Baggage for passengers with disabilities or special needs