Passport funds are a form of direct funding that people with intellectual disabilities and their families may be eligible for, so they can obtain support services from providers like Community Living.
We can help you navigate the system and get the services you or your family member may need.
One of the services we offer is Administration of Passport Funds. We take care of all the paper work and we recoup directly from Passport so you don’t need to spend your own money up front.
Uses of Passport Funds
If approved, Passport funding is available to adults 18 years or older who have an intellectual disability and their families. Passport funding can be used for the following services and supports:
- Community participation
- Activities of daily living
- Caregiver respite
- Person directed planning
- Administration of Passport
Goals of Passport
- Passport Services was created to:
- Foster independence
- Increase participation in community
- Promote social inclusion
- Support families and caregivers
- Help young people transition from school to university
Find out if you are eligible:
Development Services Ontario (DSO) is the government agency responsible for Passport Funds. They will determine your eligibility and the availability of services in your area. To check your eligibility:
- Visit the DSO website at DSOntario.ca
- Find your local DSO contact info
- Contact your local DSO
- DSO will confirm your eligibility
- Your local Passport agency will contact you regarding available services
How to Contact Developmental Services Ontario – North East Region
TTY number: 1-800-855-0511
Provincial Website for DSO organizations: www.DSOntario.ca
Hours of Operation:
North Bay & Bracebridge: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Timmins: By appointment only.
You can check out the link below that will provide you with a list of other Community Living Associations that are apart of the near north partners.
Other ways to access our services
In addition to Passport Funds, there are other ways you can access services from Community Living. Ask your local association about what options are available to you today.