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STRIDE Assistance for the Disabled

Alternate Name Grant Assistance Program (G.A.P.) ; OCR ; STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus Recycling Depot
Legal Name STRIDE Assistance for the Disabled, Inc.
Public Comments Funds for the Grant Assistance Program are limited, although they are still accepting applications.
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Nepean
Address & Map
43 Grenfell Cres SW, Unit 6
Ottawa, ON K2G 0G3
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Intersection Merivale Rd and Slack Rd
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Physical Access Partially Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Grant Assistance Program (G.A.P.): Provides financial help to individuals of all ages with physical disabilities who require special needs equipment to maintain or improve their quality of life. Supported primarily through donations and specific fundraising activities. 
STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus Recycling Depot: Accepts donations of used medical/health equipment and if requested issues tax receipts, for the fair market value of the item. Equipment is thoroughly cleaned, repaired, and made available for purchase or "payment-to-purchase plan" basis (some restrictions may apply) at affordable prices to individuals referred. Input from the client's occupational therapist is required so that equipment ordered meets the individual's requirements. See website for details on what can be donated and how to make a donation.
Hours Telephone Service Tue, Thu 10 am-3 pm * Sat 10 am-1 pm 
Appointments for equipment viewing, pick up, repairs, or drop off
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) - and area
Eligibility Grant Assistance Program: Low-income individuals, those facing deterioration in their physical condition which necessitates on-going changes in equipment, or those whose equipment costs are prohibitive and present a great financial burden. 
STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus: Adults
Application Appointments for Wheelchairs Plus can be made by email or calling. 
Grant Assistance Program requires fully completed applications and referrals from therapists or social services. These are reviewed on a first-come monthly basis. Expiry date for approved grants is four months. Cost-share with other agencies and/or community resources when individual equipment costs are prohibitive and present a great financial burden.
Languages English
Fees Service - Delivery fee within City limits $25 on way, two way $40 * cost recovery fee $10 when picking up donations (2019)
Service Categories Assistive Technology Expense Assistance ~ Physical Disabilities ; Donation Pickups ; Medical Equipment/Assistive Technology Donation Programs ; Mobility Aids ; Occasional Medical Equipment/Supplies
Waiting List STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus: Depending on the demand for some items, a waiting list exists.
Contact Information
Office Phone Grant Assistance Program 613-225-9842 ; STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus Recycling Depot 613-723-0528
Primary Contact Catherine Gardner, Depot Manager
Alternate Contact Mary McDowell, Past President; Email:
Primary Executive Dave Boal, President
Alternate Executive Mary McDowell, Past President
Other Details
Established Grant Assistance Program 1985 * STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus Recycling Depot Oct 1993
Funding Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119200632 RR0001 ; Sale of Goods - STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus Recycling Depot
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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