Adult Protective Service Worker Program

The Adult Protective Service Worker (APSW) Program supports adults (18 years of age and older) with developmental disabilities who are living independently or planning to live independently within their chosen community.

The Adult Protective Service Worker (APSW) Program supports adults (18 years of age and older) with developmental disabilities who are living independently or planning to live independently within their chosen community. This voluntary program is designed to support these individuals in leading a life reflective of their values and choices and assisting them in achieving individual goals such as seeking accommodation, budget counselling, short-term emotional support, or respite care, among others.

Support Provided Through The Program:

  • Individualized planning based on the goals and support needs of the adult
  • Ongoing case management
  • Assistance in accessing and coordinating all necessary and available community services

Adults (18 years of age and older) who have a developmental disability and are living independently or planning to move towards independence in a community setting without significant social support are eligible for this program.

Funding is provided by the Ministère des Services à l’enfance etdes Services sociaux et communautaires.

Referral for this service is facilitated through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO). An individual, family, or support person working with the individual (with consent) may contact DSO to inquire about support. Offices are located in Midland, Collingwood, Orillia, Barrie, and Alliston/Bradford.

To refer, or for more information, contact Developmental Services Ontario, Central East Region: (905) 953-0796 or 1-855-277-2121 or email: dsocentraleast@yssn.ca

Developmental Services Ontario website: www.dsontario.ca/agencies/dso-central-east

Adult Protective Service Worker Resource Days are available to individuals who have been deemed eligible by Developmental Services Ontario or have formerly received service from the Adult Protective Service Worker Program.

Catulpa Community Support Services currently hosts Adult Protective Service Worker Resource Days once per month in Barrie, Alliston, Collingwood, Orillia, and Midland.

During each appointment, a Catulpa staff member will answer questions that individuals and families may have about the program and offer relevant resources and information. Adults (18 years of age and older), family members, and allies are welcome to attend.

Please note that sessions are by appointment only.

More information about upcoming Resource Days can be found on our Events Calendar. For more information about Adult Protective Service Worker Resource Days, or to book an appointment, please contact Jennifer Ross, Program Assistant, by phone at (705) 733-3227 x2232 – OR – by email at jross@catulpa.on.ca

Simcoe County Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and MotherCare (Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program – CPNP) are a part of a national program with then 25 years of experience supporting families in this region. We support pregnant participants, young parents, and Newcomers to Canada with children 0-6 years old who are currently living on a lower income.

Please confirm that you are currently living on a lower income (less than $40,000 before taxes per year) in Simcoe County and that you are currently pregnant and/or live with children 0-6 of age.
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We do not maintain participant “notes” related to your participation with us but we are required by our funders to track attendance and the resources we distribute. We use an electronic data management system to record and store minimal personal information and program attendance. This information includes: name, date of birth, income, due dates and/or dates of birth of your children. Other information that we request is optional for you to provide. Detailed information about this consent can be found in our Welcome Letter.

Simcoe County CAPC-CPNP requires an email address for your participation in all programs. Please give us a call at 705-733-3227 ext. 2236 if you have any questions or if you do not have an email address.
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