Healthcare is stressful enough. Paying for it shouldn’t be.

WSA Expenses

Wellness Spending Account Expenses Covered

Unlike a Health Spending Account (HSA), a WSA is a taxable benefit and is considered part of an employee’s total compensation package. WSA contributions are flexible. Whatever options an employer to chooses to include in a WSA, the dollar amount will need to be included on an employee’s T4 statement.  Below is an example list of potential WSA inclusions:

Professional/Personal Development

Courses, tuition costs, or course registration, conferences or seminars 

Professional membership fees and professional journals 

Software, books and publications for professional development courses 

Professional development travel including: transportation, parking, hotel accommodations, meals 


Fitness club memberships 

Physical activity fees 

Facility fees for eligible activities 

Registration fees for athletics, physical fitness, health and wellness events and sports leagues 

Sport league or team memberships 


Weight management programs (excludes food) 

Nutrition programs and counselling 

Personal / Family Interest

Child care 

Day camps and programs 



Caregiver support programs

Guide dogs 

Supportive aids 

Long-term care facilities 

Travel expenses (if requiring family care) 

Mental Health

Life coach 

Fees for spiritual or wellness retreats 


Health-related apps, software and programs 

Alternative and Complementary Therapies




Holistic Healing


Reiki Therapy

Respiratory Therapy

Sensory Deprivation


Sleep Therapy

Speech-Language Therapy

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Assistive Devices, Supplies, & Equipment

Acoustic Coupler

Artificial Eye or Limb

Artificial Kidney Machine

Assistance Animal

Assisted Breathing Device

Assisted Communication Devices

Audible Signal Device

Bathtub, Shower, Toilet Assistance Device

Blood Coagulation Monitor

Bone Conduction Receiver

Bone Marrow Transplant

Brace For A Limb

Braille Note-Taker Device

Braille Printer

Breast Prosthesis

Custom Made Wig

Electronic Bone Healing Device

Electronic Or Computerized Environmental Control System

Extremity Pump Or Elastic Support Hose

Hearing Aid

Hospital Bed

Incontinence Products

Inductive Coupling Osteogenesis Stimulator

Infusion Pump

Large Print-On-Screen Device

Mobility Devices

Needles & Syringes

Optical Scanner

Oxygen Tent


Page-Turner Device

Phototherapy Equipment

Pressure Pulse Therapy Device

Rocking Bed

Special Television Signals Decoder

Spinal Brace/ Support

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention Device

Truss For A Hernia

Visual Or Vibratory Signaling Device

Financial Contributions –supporting family security 

RESP contributions 

TFSA contributions 

RRSP contributions 

Pension buy-back 

Spousal RRSP’s 

Healthcare is stressful enough. Paying for it shouldn’t be.