The Saskatchewan Cerebral Palsy Association’s (SCPA) Funding Request Program assists persons with cerebral palsy achieve a better quality of life. The program is funded entirely through the SCPA’s own fundraising efforts and donations from generous members of our community.
Funding is capped annually at $500.00 SCPA reserves the right to review applications for funding based on the following priorities:
1. Basic daily needs
2. Availability of funding
3. Mobility and/or adaptive equipment
4. Computers: Funding for computers is capped at $500.00 (including iPads) every 3 years.
1. Persons applying for funding must be a SCPA Member for at least three months prior to submitting an application.
2. The requested funds must be of direct support to a person(s) who has cerebral palsy. A medical note confirming diagnosis of cerebral palsy and a support letter from a therapist for the equipment are required.
3. Payment will be made directly to vendor upon receiving an invoice or to our member upon proof of purchase.
4. If the purchase has already been completed, receipts in full must be provided to the SCPA for all equipment, service(s), program(s), and/or item(s).
The overall goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for individuals who have a disability to participate in various leisure activities in their community. This program often provides tickets to events, river boat rides, movie passes, and other activities that promote participation and inclusion.
In 1994 the SCPA hosted the first Family Retreat at Camp Easter Seat at Lake Manitou. It has become an annual program based on positive feedback from the first event. Retreat weekend is an opportunity for families and adults to build supports, friendships and connections. This year (2018) will be a new experience and location for us!
The SCPA is involved in a variety of services relating to information such as:
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We are working on providing a few new programs and services to our members in 2019 pending funding approval. We sent a survey to our members a few months ago to see what people with CP and other disabilities needed in Saskatchewan. We heard you loud and clear!