Funding Accessibility Solutions

Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit

The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit is a refundable personal income tax credit for seniors and family members who live with them. If you qualify, you can claim up to $10,000 worth of eligible home improvements on your tax return. The amount of money you get back for these expenses is calculated as 15 per cent of the eligible expenses you claim. For example, if you spend and then claim $10,000 worth of eligible expenses, you could get $1,500 back.

The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit can help with the costs of improving safety and accessibility in your home.

Income Tax

Medical and assistive devices are eligible for an HST credit or exemption, although some items (e.g., lift chairs and eyeglasses) require a written prescription from a medical practitioner. You can also claim medical expenses on your province tax return.

  • Federally, you can claim eligible medical expenses you paid in a calendar year totaling 3% of your net income or $2,208, whichever is less. Visit the Canada Revenue Agency website for further information.
  • The amount you can claim on your provincial/territory tax return will differ depending on the province/territory. For more information on provincial/territory claims, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.
  • Ontario Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit (PDF). Get up to $2,500 in tax credits when you buy in 2022.

National Funding Accessibility Solutions Options in Ontario

National funding and financial assistance are available to people with various disabilities who wish to purchase equipment that will help them live more independent lives. While coverage and eligibility requirements may differ between programs, all programs are designed to help the disabled. In addition to this, most provinces offer programs to help seniors and people with disabilities by providing services and financial support to purchase mobility aids and other medical devices to assist with various daily living tasks. Some of the programs available are:

Ontario Disability Support Program DSP

Interim Federal Health Program

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)

March of Dimes Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Easters Seal Canada

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Ontario Works

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP)

Jordans Principle

Non-Insured Health Benefits

ALS Equipment - Canada

Ontario Assistance for Children with Special Needs

WSIBWorkplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB Ontario)

Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP)

Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL)