The Passport Program is a reimbursement program funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS). It assists adults (18 years of age or older) with a developmental disability in accessing services and supports within their communities.
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The Passport Program is a reimbursement program funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS). It assists adults (18 years of age or older) with a developmental disability in accessing services and supports within their communities. Individuals and families have the option of receiving funding to purchase services or they can choose to access services through Ministry-funded agencies. Participation supports can include programs, classes, camps, pre-employment, employment supports, and transportation to and from activities among others.
The program is also an aid to unpaid caregivers of those with a developmental disability, to obtain respite services and supports.
For more information as to how Passport funding can be utilized, please visit: https://passportfunding.ca/
Support Provided Through The Program:
Passport Program support through Catulpa Community Support Services is available to Simcoe County adults (18 years of age and older) who have been successfully referred through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO), Central East Region.
Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services. There is no fee for this service.
Passport recipients may choose an individual, agency, or organization to act as a broker to manage their Passport funding on their behalf. Some examples of the types of services that may be provided by a broker include assistance with budgeting, submitting invoices to a Power of Attorney (PA) on the recipient’s behalf, recruiting and scheduling workers, etc. Brokers may charge a recipient a brokerage fee of up to a maximum of 10% of the individual’s funded amount.
Referral to the Passport Program is only facilitated through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO), Central East Region. Access to funding under the program is based on available resources. DSO will confirm eligibility for adult developmental services and supports under the Services Inclusion of Persons with a Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008, and complete the DSO Application package for eligible applicants.
Developmental Services Ontario website: www.dsontario.ca/agencies/dso-central-east
If you are already enrolled in the Passport Program and receiving support through Catulpa Community Support Services, please contact the appropriate Passport Worker based on your last name.