We understand that paying for private health services can be a strain on a family’s budget. While clinique entourfamille™ is not able to subsidize the costs of its services, you may want to explore some possibilities of obtaining funding to help with the expense.
Charitable/community funding (Local, community, national)
Some community service organizations may offer financial support or other means to access services for your children. We recommend contacting these organizations directly for more information.
- Jewish Family Services: (514) 342-0000
- Chinese community services: (514) 861-5244
- Collective Community Services (formerly Catholic Community Services)
- Lebanese and Arab Social Services Agency: (613) 236-0003
- Hellenique Community Centre: (514) 738-2421
- Women on the Rise: (514) 485-7814
- Black Community Resource Centre: (514) 342-2247
Some private organizations and companies have funds available to help low-income families of children with special needs.
- Noel en Printemps
- Ceridian Cares
- Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity
- Montreal Special Needs Family Organization
Government supports or tax credits (Federal and provincial). As a general rule, all expenses paid for therapy are tax deductible as part of the medical expenses tax credit.
If your child has a diagnosis of a permanent disability you may qualify for additional government support such as the disability tax credit, the provincial disability program and if your child receives ASD-DI-DP program services, the Programme de soutien à la famille may cover some respite costs. Speak to your CIUSSS social worker.
Extended health care benefits (Insurance with employer or privately)
Verify with your insurance provider what they cover, or if you can increase coverage to include the needed therapies.
Helpful Links for Parents
Ordre des psychologues du Québec
This site is a directory of all licenced psychology or psychotherapy professionals in Quebec. A handy search feature allows you to find therapists who can help you based on language, location, and/or therapeutic approach.
Association des médecins psychiatres du Québec
Information about common mental illnesses and what psychiatrists can do to help (in French only).
Canadian Psychological Association
The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is the national association for the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada. With over 7,000 members and affiliates, the CPA is Canada’s largest association for psychology. Information about what psychologists do, their training and what to look for in a psychologist.
A very useful site organized by topic with easy to understand explanations about the legal aspects of relationships and situations.
AMI-Quebec is a non-profit organization that helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy.
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Advocacy, research, reports and resources for promoting mental health and decreasing the stigma of mental illness.
This site has many resources developed with and approved by expert pediatric physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists.
A site devoted to Sensory Processing Disorders. Excellent information for families as well as a resource for professionals.
Art Hives is a community-based studio where families can go to make art for free. Art can do wonders for mental health and backed up by research, is a beautiful way to work on attachment.
Naitre et grandir
A terrific parenting site organized by age group. Only available in French.
Another great kid activity site. In French only
CanChild at McMaster University is the hub of an academic network of international scientists who conduct applied clinical and health services research focused on children and youth with disabilities and their families.