Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Tablet Giveaway

Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative iPad Giveaway

MODC's Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Tablet Giveaway

March of Dimes Canada is here for you!

Tell us your story and win a customized ​accessible tablet package that includes a tablet, case, stylus and specialized apps to improve your community access and participation.


March of Dimes Canada will help residents in Halifax, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver with physical disabilities to enhance their community access and participation through the Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative by providing customized tablet packages (a tablet, a stylus and a cover/case), for up to 8 residents in each city. The tablet prize package will also include a pre-paid credit card to purchase/install appropriate apps to meet their needs, for a total value of up to $1,875.   

Tell us your story and win a customized tablet with apps for communication, daily living and increased independence! The goal is to share how technology assists people to increase their independence and quality of life, enhance their ability to interact or communicate with others in the community or control electronic devices in their homes.

The project will help successful applicants achieve one or more of the following:

  • Increase access to services
  • Explore or control the environment
  • Contribute to their ability to take on new leisure pursuits
  • Contribute to improving their education
  • Assist in their employment objectives
  • Assist in communication, verbal and written  

Applications must be received by the following dates:
EdmontonSeptember 6, 2017
HalifaxSeptember 7, 2017
Montreal - November 3, 2017
Calgary - January 22, 2018
VancouverFebruary 9, 2018



AMTI Tablet Giveaway - Eligibility Criteria:


To be eligible for the tablet package giveaway in your city, contestants must:​
  1. Be a permanent Canadian resident and the person must make his / her permanent and principal home in the Edmonton area (for Edmonton AMTI), in the Halifax area (for Halifax AMTI), in the Montreal area (for Montreal AMTI), in the Calgary area (for Calgary AMTI) and in the Vancouver area (for Vancouver AMTI);
  2. Be the age of majority for the province they reside in;
  3. Be a person with a permanent disability that impacts his or her ability to fully engage in activities in daily living;
  4. Explain how he or she will benefit from having a tablet in achieving a desired goal;
  5. Be of financial need. In order to be eligible for funding, the combined gross income of applicant and spouse (where applicable) cannot exceed $45,000, after allowable deductions are considered; 
  6. Be working with an Occupational Therapist and/or Speech Language Pathologist who can provide a current assessment of the applicant’s needs and support them in installing required software applications; and  
  7. Be available for the presentation of the tablet at the annual Rock for Dimes fundraiser to be held in their city. Please visit www.rockfordimes.ca for dates and locations.

Application Forms:

Click to download the following pdf forms:  ​

EDMONTON:

Applications must be received by September 6, 2017.

* Terms and conditions apply. Applications can be submitted by fax, email or post. We encourage applicants to apply using email or fax, as it can take up to 9 days to receive information by Canada Post.

Presentation to Recipients:

Winners will be notified by September 11, 2017, and invited to attend March of Dimes Canada's annual Rock for Dimes Edmonton fundraiser, for the presentation of the tablet packages on September 17, 2017 at On The Rocks, 11740 Jasper Ave. NW, Edmonton, Alberta. ​​


HALIFAX:

Applications must be received by September 7, 2017.

* Terms and conditions apply. Applications can be submitted by fax, email or post. We encourage applicants to apply using email or fax, as it can take up to 9 days to receive information by Canada Post.

Presentation to Recipients:

Winners will be notified by September 15, 2017 and invited to attend March of Dimes Canada’s annual Rock for Dimes Halifax fundraiser, for the presentation of the tablet package on October 13, 2017 at On The Rocks, 11740 Jasper Ave. NW, Edmonton, Alberta. ​​


MONTREAL:

Applications must be received by November 3, 2017.

* Terms and conditions apply. Applications can be submitted by fax, email or post. We encourage applicants to apply using email or fax, as it can take up to 9 days to receive information by Canada Post.

Presentation to Recipients:

Winners will be notified by November 10, 2017 and invited to attend March of Dimes Canada’s annual Rock for Dimes Montreal fundraiser, for the presentation of the tablet package on November 17, 2017 at Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile, 2490 Notre-Dame West, Montreal, Quebec. ​​


CALGARY:

Applications must be received by January 22, 2018.

* Terms and conditions apply. Applications can be submitted by fax, email or post. We encourage applicants to apply using email or fax, as it can take up to 9 days to receive information by Canada Post.

Presentation to Recipients:

Winners will be notified by January 29, 2018 and invited to attend March of Dimes Canada’s annual Rock for Dimes Calgary fundraiser, for the presentation of the tablet package on February 4, 2018 at Flames Central, 219-8 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta. ​​


VANCOUVER:

Applications must be received by February 9, 2018.

* Terms and conditions apply. Applications can be submitted by fax, email or post. We encourage applicants to apply using email or fax, as it can take up to 9 days to receive information by Canada Post.

Presentation to Recipients:

Winners will be notified by February 19, 2018 and invited to attend March of Dimes Canada’s annual Rock for Dimes Vancouver fundraiser, for the presentation of the tablet package on February 23, 2018 at The Redroom Ultra Bar, 398 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. ​​


Submit all applications and direct any inquiries to: 

     Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative
     March of Dimes Canada
     291 King Street, 3rd Floor
     London ON  N6B 1R8 

     amti@marchofdimes.ca  
     Tel (toll-free): 1-855-660-6632
     Fax: 519-432-4923

* Please note that only complete Applications with all required documentation will be reviewed.

Si vous avez besoin des services en français, veuillez téléphoner au Programme à 
1-855-660-6632.​




Assistive Mobile Techno​​​​logy Initiative Past Winners

March of Dimes Canada was there for residents in Nova Scotia, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary, presenting customized tablets with specialized software/apps to improve community access and participation!


March of Dimes Canada have already helped residents with physical disabilities in the Nova Scotia, Montreal, greater Vancouver area and Calgary enhance their community access and participation through the Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative by providing customized tablets, such as iPads and Galaxy tablets, to 5-10 residents in each location. The tablets included appropriate software or apps customized to meet the needs for each person, along with someone to teach them how to use the software. 

The successful c​andidates were awarded a tablet with customized software / apps valued up to $2,500 based on​ their individual needs, for a total of $15,000 per event location. The tablets were presented to selected recipients at March of Dimes Canada's annual Rock for Dimes fundraisers in their area.​

Winners of the 2016 Halifax Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Tablet Give Away

    AMTI Halifax 2016 winners
AMTI Halifax winners were presented with certificates for their tablet package by Bret "The Hitman" Hart at Rock for Dimes Halifax on October 28, 2016.


AMTI Montreal winner Bradley 
AMTI Calgary winners at the Rock for Dimes Calgary presentation on February 6, 2016.
(Photo courtesy of Cinderwood Film+Photography)


Six Vancouver area residents living with disabilities are going to enjoy a more independent, engaged life thanks to March of Dimes Canada’s Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative. 


 
AMTI Montreal winner Bradley
AMTI Montreal winners Morgan and Jude
AMTI winner Bradley Heaven with family
and MODC President and CEO Andria Spindel
AMTI winners Morgan Asinowski and Jude Ethier
with Andria Spindel and Adam Cieply


 
MODC representatives and Nova Scotia Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative recipients (left to right: Gail Mores (MODC), Jacqueline Benedict, Philip Ngui, Andria Spindel (MODC CEO), Ebony Houghton, Rollande Connolly, and Lynn Wagner (MODC).​


 
 

Special Thank You to our Sponsoring Partner / 

Un merci tout spécial au partenaire commanditaire :

 
 
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For more information about the Initiative, contact:

     March of Dimes Canada Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative 
     291 King Street, 3rd Floor
     London ON  N6B 1R8 

     amti@marchofdimes.ca  
     Tel (toll-free): 1-855-660-6632
     Fax /télécopieur: 519-432-4923

Si vous avez besoin des services en français, veuillez téléphoner au Programme à 
1-855-660-6632.
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