Passport is a program funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) to assist individuals who are 18 years or older with a developmental disability to access services and supports within their communities. The program is also an aid to unpaid caregivers of those with a developmental disability, to obtain respite services and supports. The maximum Passport funding an individual can receive is $35,000 annually.
With Passport funding adults with a developmental disability can:
- take part in community classes or recreational programs
- develop work, volunteer, and daily life skills
- hire a support worker
- create their own life plans (person-directed planning) to reach their goals
- get temporary respite for their caregivers
How to get Passport Funding:
Developmental Services Ontario manages the application process for all provincially-funded developmental services and supports for adults with a developmental disability in Ontario.
For more about what you can use your Passport funding for, download the Passport Funding: What Can I Use It For? below. The Passport Program Guidelines provide a list of allowable expenses with examples, as well as those that are not allowed under the program.
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