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Student Services – Ontario March of Dimes - York University Attendant Services

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Funded by Local Health Integrated Networks, attendants deliver one-on-one care to students with disabilities who live in campus housing on the Keele campus.

Attendants assist with daily activities such as:

  • personal grooming and hygiene;
  • taking medication;
  • rising and retiring;
  • meal preparation;
  • toileting, bowel/bladder services;
  • ventilator and tracheotomy services;
  • range of motion exercises;
  • essential communication tasks;
  • laundry, housekeeping, shopping and banking on the Keele campus.

Eligibility Criteria for Government Funded Service

  • have a permanent physical disability
  • be 16 years of age or older
  • have a valid OHIP health card
  • have the ability to direct her/his care. For example, is she/he capable of managing, determining and communicating when and how she/he needs assistance and is able to cooperate with this provision.

The application process can be initiated by contacting the Community Support Supervisor at 416-736-5167. Applicants may be placed on a waiting list if the program is at capacity.