|Updated November 2012|
This section is an excerpt from the Ontario Works Act, 1997 prescribed by the Province of Ontario.
The guide dog benefit is a mandatory Ontario Works (OW) benefit and is provided for the routine care and feeding of the dog. The benefit is available to any client, spouse or dependant who is either blind or deaf and who has a trained guide dog.
The dog must meet the definition as outlined in the Blind Person's Right Act and be trained in one of the schools listed in the Regulation or trained by Hearing Ear Dogs of Canada or another hearing ear guide dog school which provides an identification or certification card.
Verification that the dog is a guide dog can be either a certificate from the training school or a registration card from the Provincial Ministry of the Attorney General. Only guide dogs trained at the schools listed in the Regulation of the Blind Person's Act can be registered.
The caseworker is to ensure that the guide dog is still with the client, spouse or dependant before issuing the benefit.
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind
P.O. Box 280, Rideau Valley Dr. N., Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1A3
Canine Vision Canada
P.O. Box 907, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 5E8
Seeing Eye Inc
P.O. Box 375, Morristown, New Jersey
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, New York
Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc.
P.O. Box 1200, San Rafael, California
Pilot Dogs Inc.
625 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio
Eye of the Pacific Guide Dogs & Mobility Services Inc.
2723 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii
Eye Dog Foundation for the Blind
512 N. Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles California
Leader Dogs for the Blind
1039 Rochester Road, Rochester, Michigan
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc.
661 Granite Springs, Yorktown Heights, New York
International Guiding Eyes Inc.
13445 Glen Oaks Blvd, Sylmar, California
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Head Office
Alexandra House, 9-11 Park Street, Windsor, Berkshire, England