The Passport funding program is a reimbursement program that helps adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario, 18 years of age and older, to access services and supports. The program is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) and is managed by Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) and regional Passport Agencies.
Passport Funding can be used for daily living activities and participation in the community such as classes, recreational programs, education, and person-directed planning. It can also be used to hire a support worker and for temporary respite to provide relief for caregivers. The ministry recently expanded the list of eligible expenses in response to COVID-19. See the full list here.
If you think you may be eligible for Passport funding, please contact Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) for your area. Locate your local DSO here.
Anyone who has been approved for Passport funding can create a free MyDirectPlan account with tons of great features.
The Ministry has updated the Passport program guidelines to reflect changes to the program that have occurred since 2014, and to introduce a limit on reimbursement for live event tickets.
For more information, please visit:
Additional information about these changes,
including videos, tip sheets, please visit:
As of October 1, 2020, the Ontario government is funding a temporary wage increase for eligible workers who provide personal support services.
This includes temporary support to people and families who pay for services from eligible direct support workers with funding from the following direct funding programs: