We have curated a list of national and regional support programs and foundations throughout Canada to help mitochondrial disease patients and caregivers source information and services. Below you will find a resources listing for British Columbia. 

InnoviCares – The innoviCares card is a free prescription savings card available to all Canadian residents, and is funded by participating pharmaceutical manufacturers.

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) – Health Benefits Program that covers dental, medical supplies and equipment, medical transpiration, mental health, pharmacy, and vision.

Medical Benefits for Children and Teens with Complex Health Needs – Provides a range of medical items, equipment and services for eligible children and teens who would otherwise need to stay in the hospital if they didn’t have them.

Property Tax Deferment Process – Eligible if you are a person with disabilities, provides eligible B.C. homeowners to defer current year property taxes.

Please refer to the National Programs and National Foundations listings.

The At Home Program – Supports children and teens with complex health needs.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – Expert paediatric palliative care for children and families.

Sunny Hills Health Centre – Specialized Development and Rehabilitation Services.

School-Aged Therapy Program (SAT) – Provides occupational therapy (OT) and physiotherapy (PT) services to school-aged children.

School- Aged Extended Therapies Benefit (SAET) – The at home program assists parents with some of the costs of caring for a child with severe disabilities at home through a range of health supports and services.

HealthLink BC – Easy-to-understand health topics on almost anything from acne to zinc deficiency.

BC Children’s Hospital Metabolic Informational Resources

Government List of Supports and Services – Programs and services available to B.C. residents living with a disability.