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Support is not illness or disease specific.

Organization: Friends of Olivia Foundation - Thunder Bay - Financial Assistance  
Phone Numbers: 24 hour Messaging Service 807-627-4153
McIntyre Centre
Box 29189
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 6P9
Street Address:
Thunder Bay  
Hours: Message Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Executives: KC Craig - Board Chair
Public Contacts: Jessica Walker - Administration and Family Travel Coordinator
Service Description: An organization that provides financial assistance for families with children who must travel for medical care outside of Thunder Bay

No physical address, contact for more information

Supports families in the District of Thunder Bay who must travel to a medical centre outside of Thunder Bay for their child
Provides the following programs and services:
Emergency Travel Provides financial assistance to parents for emergency travel required to accompany their child for out-of-town medical treatment
Northern Health Travel Grant Acts as third party for this program
Financial Assistance Provides financial assistance to families who have to be away from home for long periods of time while child receives medical care
Special Requests
  • Financial Assistance for special requests
  • Searches for further funding sources to assist families in need

Fees: Program
Application: Phone 807-627-4153 and leave a message or email

Required documentation may include:
  • Verification of Appointment form or letter from physician
  • Copy of medical assessment or letter written on hospital letterhead verifying child's diagnosis, signed by medical professional or social worker
  • Verification of income or letter from employer confirming gross income
  • All original receipts for any travel or accommodation bookings

Financial Assistance Application can be found on the website
Eligibility / Target Population:
  • Children who need out-of-town medical care
  • Pregnant women experiencing complications
  • Must be a permanent resident within the District of Thunder Bay
Languages: English
Area Served:
City of Thunder Bay, District of Thunder Bay, Northern  
See Also: Financial Assistance for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on July 13, 2017

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