Passport Funding

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.

tipsDownload Passport Tips here (2 pages) programDownload the Passport Program Guidelines for Adults with a Developmental Disability and their Caregivers (18 pages)