Improving the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome.

 
HDSA Support Bursary

The HDSA Support Bursary is made available to members to provide financial support with therapies, healthcare services, assistive devices, activities, and lessons which will aid in the growth and development of those with Down syndrome. Here are some examples of items funded under the Support Bursary Program: (*to be reassessed and adjusted annually*)

 

Therapy

Healthcare

Assistive Devices

Activities

Lessons/Tutoring & Training

Auditory

Chiropractic

Tablet

Dance

3R’s (Reading, R(Writing), (a)Rithmetic)

Occupational

Naturopathy

Laptop or computer

Drama

Nutrition

Physio

Podiatry

Programs and apps

Music

Food preparation & service

Speech

Dental

Pediatric equipment

Visual arts

Housekeeping

Equestrian

Optometry

Orthotics

Sports

Safety

 

Art

 

Bicycle (adaptive)

Camp

Public transit

Music

 

 Tracking equipment

 

Workplace training

 

Vision

 

 Safety equipment

 

 

 


Volunteer Hours, Intent & Tracking
HDSA Members must complete 20 volunteer hours within July 1st - June 30th of the current fiscal year.

To qualify for reimbursement of expenses under our Support Bursary, volunteers must have submitted a Support Bursary - Application of Intent by August 31st. HDSA will notify you of the amount of bursary funds available via e-mail once you have submitted your Application of Intent. Members must also track their hours worked. This function is available online via our website.  To post volunteer hours, follow the instructions below: 

  1. Go to www.haltondownsyndrome.com
  2. Click ‘member login’ button
  3. Enter user ID and password and click ‘Login’
  4. Click ‘Volunteer Hours’ button

Click ‘Add Volunteer Hours’ button (right-hand side)
     a. Using the drop-down, click on the activity for which you are submitting hours
     b. Enter ‘Hours’, ‘Date Worked’, 'Event Volunteer/Coordinator' and ‘Comments'
     c. Click ‘Submit’ button

Submission
All receipts for the approved services and/or devices must be submitted to the Bursary Coordinator within the bursary eligibility term (August 1st - July 1st), to receive reimbursement. The receipts/invoices must have been paid for/services used from July 1st - June 30th (approved services eligiblity term). 

The full Support Bursary Guidelines are currently being revised and will be available soon