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Programs & Services

Pediatric Seating Service

This service provides consultation, assessment, recommendations and fitting of pediatric seating equipment for eligible children living in southern Alberta. The team has a primary focus on complex and custom seating.

This service works closely with vendor reps/techs and equipment specialists to provide a collaborative approach to assessment and fitting of wheelchairs and seating systems.

We provide:

  • recommendations of appropriate seating equipment and wheelchairs for children aged 0-18 years
  • delivery and fitting of seating equipment
  • growth and repair service for seating systems
  • custom fabrication of seating and seating accessories to meet assessed complex needs
  • seating service outreach to specialized schools in the Calgary Zone
  • support to community therapists for skill and knowledge building around assessment and troubleshooting of seating and wheelchair positioning concerns

Equipment is provided according to the policies and procedure set out by Alberta Aides to Daily Living (AADL), Non-insured Health Benefit for First Nations and Inuit agency (NIHB) and Interim Federal health (IFH) as determined by eligibility for funding. The service also supports children and families to access seating and wheelchair equipment through private medical insurance and donor funding (as needed) based on a comprehensive assessment and needs analysis.

Contact Details

Alberta Children's Hospital

Location Info
Lower Level, Rehabilitation and Education Clinics
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8

Main entrance

Lifts accessible onsite


Getting There

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Service Providers May Include
physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), seating technicians

Service targeted to:

  • age 0 - 18 years
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Families can phone and self-refer by calling the Pediatric Seating Service.

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.


AADL is a cost share program and there may be cost associated with obtaining a wheelchair and / or seating. The cost is 25% of the cost of equipment to a maximum of $500. Some families may be exempt based on income. See the AADL website for more information about cost sharing and cost share exemption.

NIHB and IFH cover most costs. However, where funding for a specific product has been denied, families may choose to pay to pay and upgrade items. This can be discussed in clinic visits.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services