Funding a device

Our clients often ask about funding for speech generating devices. Fortunately, most of our devices can be covered by different funding sources in Canada, but this varies from province to province.

Funding resources

We're here to help you navigate every step of the process, whether you're a parent, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, assistive technologist or educator. Let us help you identify funding sources, gather documentation or even organize a device trial.

Funding resources by province & territory

This list of common funding sources is by no means exhaustive. If you know of other resources that may be helpful to share with our community, please feel free to let us know and we'll update the list.


The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program provides eligible First Nations and Inuit clients with coverage for a range of health benefits.

March of Dimes Canada Assistive Devices Program helps adults with physical disabilities who are in financial need to purchase assistive devices that increase their mobility and functional independence. The Program can help to buy, repair and maintain a wide variety of mobility or assistive equipment. It may also have contact information or resources to assist you in locating additional funding sources.


AADL helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic or terminal illness to pay for basic medical equipment and supplies.

British Columbia

SET-BC is a BC Ministry of Education Provincial Resource Program established to assist school districts in utilizing technology with students whose access to the curriculum is restricted.

Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults (CAYA) is a province-wide service program that supports adults aged 19 years and older who require an augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) system due to a severe communication disability, i.e. speech that is not functional for daily communication.


  • Open Access Resource Centre [OARC]

    The Open Access Resource Centre (OARC) is committed to improving the lives of Manitobans with speech challenges through the use of communication devices. With ongoing operational support from the Government of Manitoba, Department of Families OARC is able to help individuals receive long-term systems as well as providing the supports needed for successful implementation of a device as a communication tool.

  • Deer Lodge Centre [DLC]

    Deer Lodge Centre (DLC) as part of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority provides health services to adults with complex needs in the areas of Rehabilitation, Chronic Care, Dementia Care, Mental Health and Bariatrics.

New Brunswick

The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation (SCCR) is a specialty, tertiary, Centre equipped and staffed to treat the most complex neurological conditions. These conditions include stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy, ALS and cerebral palsy. The Centre also provides treatment for the most complex forms of autism spectrum disorder.

Newfoundland and Labrador

See Nationwide resources above

Northwest Territories

See Nationwide resources above

Nova Scotia

The IWK Health Centre provides quality care to women, children, youth and families in the Maritime provinces and beyond.


See Nationwide resources above


The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) helps people with long-term physical disabilities pay for customized equipment, like wheelchairs and hearing aids.

Prince Edward Island

See Nationwide resources above


The “Programme ministériel des aides techniques à la communication” (PMATCOM ) is a program of the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS).


SaskAbilities is a registered charity and operates under the authority of the Non-profit Corporations Act, 1995, of Saskatchewan. We are dedicated to providing programs and services to people experiencing disability in Saskatchewan.

The Angels & Friends Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to supporting Saskatchewan children living with intellectual disabilities.


See Nationwide resources above