The GM Mobility Program at Grizzly Trail Motors

At General Motors, they understand just how important mobility is if you have a disability.

That's why they created the GM Mobility Program. It's designed to help people with disabilities access the resources they need, and get a reimbursement of up to $1,000 towards the cost of adapting an eligible GM vehicle*.

To help you find the equipment and vehicle that's right for you, we've included the information you'll need and a number of links in the following pages, as well as a helpful overview you can download and keep.

GM Mobility Program

Getting Started

Getting the vehicle you love adapted with the right equipment can be a simple process. To start, we recommend you:

Obtain an evaluation or visit your medical practitioner

First find a driver assessment facility and arrange for a complete evaluation. There are a number of facilities across the country, but if you're not sure where to find one, you can always get in touch with the Ministry of Transportation or contact us at the GM Mobility Program. Your assessment should include suggestions about your driving and a list of vehicle modification recommendations.

If you already know what kind of adaptive equipment you need, you won't need an evaluation. Your equipment installer will only need a physician's authorization form.

Contact the Provincial Ministry of Transportation

In most provinces, people are required to report any changes in their medical status to the Provincial Ministry of Transportation. When you report a change in your medical status, the Ministry may conduct a medical review, and may need to alter your driving privileges for your safety. Also keep in mind that failure to report a change in your medical status may put your driver's licence status in jeopardy all together.

* Up to $1,000 (tax exclusive) credit available on an eligible new 2015, 2016 or 2017 MY Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac delivered by January 3, 2017 to eligible customers. Only certain equipment and adaptations are acceptable for the credit under the program. Proof of eligibility must be provided upon request. GM Canada may modify or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. See dealer for details.

Eligible Equipment

Eligible Equipment

To be eligible for a GM reimbursement for up to $1,000*, your adaptive equipment must be:

  • Permanently installed in a vehicle
  • Installed for a driver or passenger with a permanent disability
  • Purchased from and installed by a licensed equipment installer

The following equipment is eligible for reimbursement:

 

Vehicle Entry

  • Automatic Door Opener (when used with lift)
  • Assist Handle1
  • Assist Step (Only eligible if running boards are not available as a factory option or GM accessory on the particular model)
  • Ramp
  • Transfer Platform
  • Wheelchair and/or Scooter Lift
Brake /Accelerator Systems

  • Brakes - Reduced Effort
  • Brake System - Emergency Backup
  • Parking Brake - Push/Pull Control
  • Parking Brake - Electric
  • Parking Brake - Extension Lever
  • Hand Controls
  • Servo-Assisted Hand Controls
  • Left Foot Accelerator
Seats

  • Vinyl Seat Cover (Front Seating Area Only)†
  • Extended Travel Transfer Seat (non-OEM Only)**
  • Safety Belt Extenders
Steering Systems

  • Adaptive Steering Devices
  • Steering Controls
  • Foot-Control Steering
  • Horizontal Steering
  • Steering Column Extension
  • Steering System - Emergency Backup
  • Steering System - Reduced and Zero Effort
Driver Position

  • Driving Consoles for Relocation of Secondary Controls
  • Elbow Switches
  • Gear Selector Lever for Left Hand
  • Power Channels/Power Pan
  • Turn Signal Lever for Right Hand
  • Wheelchair Tie-Down and/or Lockdown System
Other Vehicle Modifications

  • Joystick Driving Systems
  • Inverter Installation
  • Lowered Floor
  • Quad Key Holder/Turner
  • Raised Roof/Door (when used with a lift)
  • Alert systems

 

Choose a Vehicle

Choose a Vehicle

 

Get your driver assessment professional involved in the process. There is a broad range of vehicles and adaptive equipment available, but finding the right match can be challenging. Space limitations, vehicle use and the type of equipment you need are all factors you should consider when you're doing your research.

GM Mobility Vans -

New GMC Savana 1500

New GMC Savana 2500

New GMC Savana 3500

Used GMC Savana 1500

Used GMC Savana 2500

Used GMC Savana 3500

Used Chevrolet Express 1500

Used Chevrolet Express 2500

Used Chevrolet Express 3500

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The full-size Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana mobility vans provide abundant interior space, cargo capacity,† and accessibility that wheelchair and scooter users can appreciate. Express and Savana are practical choices for installing adaptive equipment and mobility accessories like wheelchair lifts, ramps, running boards, and driver aids.††

 

What's more, the Express and Savana mobility vans offer amenities, options, and safety features that help make every outing more comfortable and secure.

 

Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
†† General Motors is not responsible for the safety or quality of design features, materials or workmanship of any alterations by such a supplier.

Qualified Equipment Installer

Find a Qualified Equipment Installer

Before you choose an adaptive equipment dealer in Alberta, shop around and ask about their qualifications, warranty, service practices and capabilities. Consider more than just the initial cost, and if you think it's necessary, ask the company for a list of references. If you're not sure where to find qualified installers in your area, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), your provincial rehabilitation services agency and the Ministry of Transportation are good sources of information.
Get to know NMEDA

 

NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities. To make sure you have the chance to drive or be transported in a vehicle modified with adaptive equipment, they maintain an up-to-date list of dealers and installers across the country. Below are the adaptive equipment dealers in Alberta:

 

ECO Medical

18303 107 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5S 1K4
Phone: 780-483-6232
Website: www.ecomedical.ca

Get Directions

Shoppers - H & H Care

#1-2720 - 12th St. NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7N4
Phone: 403-250-2200

Get Directions

Shoppers Home Healthcare 8303-Gold Care Med

4619 - 91 Ave. N.W.
Edmonton, AB T6B 2M7
Phone: 780-468-4002
Website: www.goldcare.com

Get Directions

 

Find out more about NMEDA or contact them at 1-800-833-0427
Make sure you get proper training

 

The equipment installer and/or driver evaluator should train you in the proper use, care and maintenance of your adaptive equipment and vehicle control system.

Financing Options

Purchase Financing

Purchase financing is an instalment sale transaction between you and your dealer where you agree to pay the amount financed, plus an agreed-upon finance charge, over a period of time.

 

Leasing¥1

Although leasing is only an option for certain vehicles, it lets you take advantage of a low initial down payment. Leasing also means you can drive a new vehicle more often without having to worry about resale or trade-in hassles.


¥ With leasing, the lessee does not own the vehicle. It must be returned to the GM Dealer at the end of the lease. The lessee may choose to purchase the vehicle for the Option to Purchase Price stated at lease signing.
1 Leased vehicles must have lessor's written approval prior to adapting vehicle.

FAQ

How can I make sure my vehicle is eligible?

For the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program, in effect until January 3, 2016, you must purchase or lease 1 a new 2014, 2015or 2016 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac. To confirm eligibility of your vehicle call the GM Mobility Assistance Centre at 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483). You will need your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Confirmation of vehicle eligibility does not imply claim approval.
Can I use the reimbursement with other factory rebates and incentives?

Yes. Speak to your Dealer about other offers available to you.
I don't see my adaptive equipment on your eligibility list. How do I find out if I can reimbursed?

Please feel free to contact us at the GM CANADA MOBILITY ASSISTANCE CENTRE:
1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483) English/French (TTY users, 1-800-263-3830).
How soon after I purchase or lease my new vehicle do I have to complete the equipment installation and apply for reimbursement?

To take advantage of the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program, you must have the vehicle adapted and submit a claim within 6 months of the date of purchase/lease. Other program rules apply.
Are there any other ways I can offset the cost of purchasing adaptive equipment?

The Canadian government does offer tax credits and rebate programs for some adaptive equipment. Contact your Provincial Ministry of Transportation for more information.
Where can I find a qualified equipment installer?

If you're not sure where to find qualified installers in your area, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), your provincial rehabilitation services agency and the Ministry of Transportation are good sources of information. You can also use the NMEDA search tool to find an adaptive equipment dealer near you.
Where can I get a driver evaluation?

There are a number of facilities across the country, but if you're not sure where to find one, you can always get in touch with your local Ministry of Transportation or contact us at the GM Mobility Program at 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483).

GM Programs at Grizzly Trail Motors

Preferred Pricing

Preferred Pricing

Employees of eligible suppliers have an exclusive opportunity to purchase or lease an eligible new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC at a preferred price.

Canadian Forces Appreciation Discount

Canadian Forces Appreciation Discount

Get a $1,000 Canadian Forces Appreciation Discount on select models. All active, reserve, and veteran military personnel and their spouses are eligible.

Mobility Program

Mobility Program

The Mobility Program is designed to help people with disabilities access the resources they need, and get a reimbursement of up to $1,000 towards the cost of adapting an eligible GM vehicle*.

Student Bonus

Student Bonus

If you're a student, when you buy or finance a new GMC or Buick vehicle, you can get up to $750 off your purchase!* That means more money for textbooks, right?

Welcome to Canada

Welcome to Canada

Get a $1,000 Welcome to Canada Bonus on a new
Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicle. Available to those new to Canada with a valid Permanent Resident Card or Temporary Work Permit.