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Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the Access 2 Card, you must:

  • Live with a permanent disability, as defined below.
    AND
  • The nature of your disability requires you to have the assistance of a support person, as defined below, when visiting participating venues.

Permanent Disability

A permanent disability means any impairment (physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication, sensory) or functional limitation that:

  • Restricts the applicant’s ability to attend participating venues by themselves.
  • Remains with the applicant for the rest of their life.

Support Person

A support person is an individual who accompanies a person with a disability to provide services that are not provided by employees of the participating venue. Examples include assisting the person with eating, administering medication, communicating, using washroom facilities, etc.

The support person:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • May be related to the applicant.
  • Does not need to be a registered personal support worker (PSW) unless otherwise stated by the participating venue.

Age

The Access 2 Card is for people of all ages and types of permanent disabilities who require the assistance of a support person.

Please Note:

The Access 2 cardholder must need a support person because of the impairments associated with their disability. If the applicant will not need a support person as they get older, then they are not eligible for the Access 2 Card.

If the Access 2 cardholder is admitted to a participating venue for free because of their age, then the Access 2 Card cannot be used at that time.

(Source link: https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/Help/Definitions/PRDR007697.html)