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Subsidy Guide

As you know the cost of attending camp this summer has increased. Please see our previous email if you missed it here. We realize that this may put a financial strain on some families so we have done some research and found the following possible avenues for assistance. 

 

 

If your child has Autism:

 

Autism Society of British Columbia - Summer Reimbursement Program

http://www.autismbc.ca/our-programs/summer-reimbursement-program/

 

 

If your child has Downs Syndrome:

 

You may be able to find resources for assistance through Canadian Downs Syndrome Society - British Columbia contacts

http://www.cdss.ca/blog/local-contacts/british-columbia/

 

 

For our Young Adult Campers

 

If you receive Direct Funding Respite - you are able to use it for Easter Seals Camps

See: http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/what_we_do/documents/DFSimplified-ManagingtheMoney.pdf

 

 

Tax Assistance

 

The fee that parents pay to send their child to camp is able to be submitted for tax purposes under line 370 - Children's Art Amount. Please See page 40 in the 2013 General Income and Tax Benefit Guide: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/5000-g/5000g-13e.pdf.

 

 

Service Clubs

 

There are many different service clubs in everyone's communities that are often willing to sponsor campers going to camp. Here are two organizations that we recommend you approach.

 

Kinsmen - Here is the directory of all of the Kinsmen Clubs in BC.http://www.kincanada.ca/find-a-club/?province=BC

 

Rotary - Here is a club finder to look up your local club.

https://www.rotary.org/en/search/club-finder

  

 

Other Ideas

 

City Hall - Some people have had success with approaching their local city hall for sponsorship.

 

Ministry of Child and Family Development - Much of the information is only available to parents and guardians.

http://www.gov.bc.ca/mcf/

 

 

 


If you have any questions or concerns or even any other ideas or helpful tips for other parents please feel free to contact James Gagnon, our Director of Camping, at camp@lionsbc.ca.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

Stephen J. Miller

President & CEO