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Support Fund


The support fund is designed to assist individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus with the cost of specialized leisure and recreational equipment, medical equipment, services such as specialized lessons or camps and emergency personal expenses directly resulting from the fact that the person has spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.


Three Types of Expenses:


This fund does not cover expenses which would be covered by Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL), Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD), private/public medical insurance, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), or any other government programs.  



To be eligible for the support fund, you must be:

Members claiming under this fund are strongly encouraged to make a commitment of volunteer time to support the SBHANA where possible. 



To apply for a support fund request fill out all the applicable fields in the Support Fund Application.

Click Here to download the Application


**Applications will be considered at the meetings of the Board of Directors. Please be advised that there are no meetings in July, August or December.

Funds will be paid out based on receipts or paid directly to the supplier. All funds must be disbursed with six months of approval by the board. Only equipment and services purchased after the member has joined the SBHANA are covered.  Members should recognize that the SBHANA may not be able to meet all requests and should apply before committing to any purchase.


General Principles


**Please note that the SBHANA Board meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Please submit your support fund application by the 2nd Friday of the month in order to have your application considered at that month’s board meeting. Thank you!