Grants and Funding
Alert and Aware. Hearing Accessible Fire Alert Program
Fire detectors are important for safety. For those who are hard of hearing or late deafened, traditional home fire detectors are not reliable because it can be challenging to hear the alarm (loudness OR pitch).
The Fire alerts available through the Alert and Aware Program warn of smoke and fire using other senses, including vision (flashing light), touch (vibration) and a sound that is proven to be easier to hear.
Funding for Hearing Aids in Newfoundland and Labrador
Provincial Hearing Aid Program (PHAP)
PHAP provides hearing aids for all children (under the age of 18) and full time secondary students through regional public health audiology clinics. PHAP also provides hearing aids for adults with financial need.
For an adult to qualify for PHAP, a financial assessment is done by the Department of Advanced Education and Skills (find the telephone number for your region). For more information, please contact us.
Find a copy of the application form here.
Veterans Affairs Canada
Information on disability benefits for individuals with a service related disability (including hearing loss)
WorkplaceNL(Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission)
Information on injured worker claims related to hearing loss.
First Nations & Inuit Health
Educational and Employment Supports for Persons With Disabilities
The Poverty Reduction Strategy includes initiatives for persons with disabilities that can help them successfully pursue sustainable employment – More information here.
Enabling Accessibility Fun
The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for eligible capital projects that increase accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces, creating more opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in community activities, programs and services, or access employment opportunities.
More information here.