The Passport Program

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, funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), helps adults with a developmental disability be involved in their communities and live as independently as possible by providing funding for community participation services and supports, activities of daily living and person-directed planning. The program also provides funding for caregiver respite services and supports for primary caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability.

For More Information: You can learn more about the Passport Program, find answers to common questions and access helpful resources at passportfunding.ca.

Contact Information: If you are already enrolled in the Passport Program and receiving support through [insert agency name], please contact us at [insert local contact information]. To apply for Passport funding, you must have services with Developmental Services Ontario (DSO). For more information, visit dsontario.ca.

Support Provided Through The Program:

  • Provides program funding information to families and individuals within Simcoe County
  • Assists families with funding documents and planning
  • Provides program accountability to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)

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.

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

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.

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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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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