There are travel assistance options when living with epilepsy.
The Northern Travel Grant
The Northern Travel Grant is offered through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. It helps to defray the costs of travel for Northern Ontario residents seeking medical specialist services or procedures at a designated health facility.
Hope Air arranges free flights for Canadians who are in financial need and must travel to healthcare. Hope Air is the only registered, national charity that provides free flights to people who cannot afford the cost of an airline ticket to get to medical expertise or specialized medical technologies that usually exist only in larger urban centres.
Hope air is unique among Canadian charities in what they offer as they are “not an airline, but a lifeline“.
Disability Travel Card
The Disability Travel Card is offered through Easter Seals. It is for people of all types of permanent disabilities who require the assistance of a support person when travelling with VIA Rail Canada, Greyhound Canada, Coach Canada, and Ontario Northland. The card allows the cardholder to have one support person accompany them at a reduced fare when travelling.