Financial Assistance

BCAK offers financial support to those individuals residing in and receiving their treatment within the Home and Community Care Support Services South East (formerly LHIN, Local Health Integration Network). 

Applicants are encouraged to canvas other sources of funds available in the community as well as support from BCAK.

As of May 1, 2022, Financial Cap: Up to $1,500 per year including any items below:

Total lifetime maximum allowance per person of $3,000.                

Lymphedema massage     $1500/ year (maximum $3000)                           

Prosthesis                         $250 every 2 years                                          

Partial Prosthesis              Up to $80 every 2 years                                    

Wigs                                  $350 (1 per hair loss due to treatment)                          

Bras (maximum 2)             60% every 2 years                                           

Compression Sleeves        30% of cost of a set of 2 sleeves with a max of 2 sets/year    

FA submissions will only be accepted in the current year.  No backdated applications will be considered. For example, an item purchased in 2021 will not be covered if application submitted in 2022.

Invoices must be included with the FA application along with proof of payment where applicable. If an invoice is not available, a letter from a Social Worker will be accepted.

Application to the Assistive Devices Program where applicable. (For prosthesis)

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BCAK offers Financial Assistance in a Number of Ways

Wig, Prosthesis, Bra and Swimwear Bank.

A donation means a lot to a ‘recipient’.  The items we have donated for the bank are clean, refurbished and ready to go! 

We would like to thank the people who generously donated their items. The bank can always use more.

If you are in need of this type of assistance, please contact either the BCAK office or Bea Faraklas, 613-536-0180

Process For Applications

  • Download and complete the application form here.

  • Or complete the online Financial Assistance Application Form here.  

  •  Ensure the application is signed and witnessed; attach any relevant information.

  •  Submit the application to the Financial Assistance Committee at BCAK either by mail, fax or deliver to our office during office hours.

 

 To apply you must:

  1.  You have had a diagnosis of breast cancer.

  2.  Be (or become) a member of Breast Cancer Action Kingston to be eligible to apply for help. The membership fee is $35/year and may be eligible for a receipt. 

3. Include invoices and proof or payment or a letter from Social Worker.

Membership can be paid in one of 3 ways:

  1.  Attach $35 to the application and a receipt will be issued, or

  2.  $35 will be withheld from what you are eligible to receive and no tax receipt will be issued, or

  3.  Apply for membership here.  

 

All Applications are Kept Strictly Confidential.

   Applicants Will be Contacted After The Executive Committee Reviews The Application