District of Muskoka

Site: Bracebridge

Service: Specialized Transportation Fund

Description
Description (Service) Provides assistance for people who may need financial support for transportation and who do not have access to other public or agency-provided transporation services. 
 
There are no restrictions on what kind of trips can be take, however there is a $2000 per year maximum.
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Online application: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Muskoka District
Eligibility To qualify for the STF, residents must: 
  • Demonstrate that they have a financial need to access the STF for transportation. 
    • Residents who are registered recipients of Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program will qualify if they need to take a trip that is not covered by these programs.  
    • Residents who are not currently on social assistance but can demonstrate they meet the Federal Government’s Low Income Measure will also qualify; and
     
  • Demonstrate that they live in an area NOT served by municipal public transportation or are unable to use the municipally provided services due to an extenuating circumstance; and 
  • Demonstrate that they do not qualify for a transportation service from a community- or volunteer-based agency such as Red Cross, Helping Hands, or Muskoka Seniors and/or through other social or community supports do not have the means to access these services (i.e. if a resident qualifies for transportation from another community organization but has trouble paying the fees for that service, they would still be eligible to apply for the STF).
Application Indivduals interested must first complete the Application Form to be enrolled 
 
Once approved, a Trip Application Form will need to be completed for each trip the individual wishes to take.  
 
Funds can be reimbursed for trips already taken. 
 
Funds can also be provided in advance. The Trip Application Form needs to be completed a minimum of three weeks in advance, to ensure enough time to process appliction. 
 
Receipts must be kept for all trips.
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
District Administration Building
70 Pine St
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1N3
 
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Intersection Pine St and Sander Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-645-6764 ext 4419
E-Mail jacquie.evans@muskoka.on.ca
Website https://www.muskoka.on.ca/en/community-and-social-services/specialized-transportation-fund.aspx
Primary Contact Jacquie Evans, Muskoka Transportation Network Coordinator

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