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Student Services – March of Dimes Canada – 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 or are attending classes on Keele campus and need assistance while on 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.