For end-of-life costs, the Compassionate Financial Assistance Program provides modest support to those who have been diagnosed as palliative and have exhausted all other means of financial support.
For more information on the Compassionate Financial Assistance Program, contact your local Canadian Cancer Society Office
Alberta seniors benefit
The Alberta Seniors Benefit program is an income-based program that provides a monthly cash benefit and determines Alberta Health Insurance premium exemptions for eligible seniors.
Special needs assistance for seniors
The Special Needs Assistance for Seniors program is an income-based program that provides a lump-sum cash payment to lower-income seniors facing financial difficulties.
Assured income for the severely handicapped
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) provides financial and health benefits for adult Albertans who have a permanent disability that severely impairs their ability to earn a living. The level of benefits depends on income and assets. The maximum living allowance is $1000 per month, and additional benefits (personal income support benefits) may be provided to meet clients’ special needs.
Alberta aids to daily living
The Alberta Aids to Daily Living program helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness to maintain their independence at home, in lodges or group homes by providing financial assistance to buy medical equipment and supplies. An assessment by a health care professional determines the equipment and supplies that an Albertan can receive through this program.
Income Support from Alberta Human Resources and Employment provides financial benefits to individuals and families who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter.
Northwest Territories resources
This site allows Canadians to view what health benefits are available to them through private insurance plans, provincial/territorial drug benefit programs or federal programs. This site is non-commercialized and does not accept sponsorship or advertising.
Human resources and skills development Canada
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has a number of income security programs including Employment Insurance Sick Benefits, the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Canada Pension Disability Benefits and Guaranteed Income Supplement, as well as the Allowance and the Allowance for the Survivor.