About Passport Funding
Passport provides funding for services and supports so adults with a developmental disability can:
take part in community classes or recreational programs
develop work, volunteer, and daily life skills
hire a support worker
create their own life plans (this is called person-directed planning) to reach their goals
get temporary respite for their caregivers
Passport is funded by the Ontario Government and administered by local passport agencies.
RecFIT Services offers passport brokerage services, including administrative support
Who does the Passport program serve?
The Passport program is for people with a developmental disability who are 18-years-old or older and:
need support to participate in the community while they are still in school, or;
have left school and are living on their own, with family or independently in a supportive living arrangement.
It also helps caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.
Developmental Services Ontario manages the application process for all provincially-funded developmental services and supports for adults with a developmental disability in Ontario.
Questions: If you have questions about the program or the new Passport guidelines, please contact your local Passport agency or visit the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services Website. For the Niagara Region the local Passport agency to apply for passport funding is Contact Hamilton (905) 570-8888
OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES:
The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) helps people who have a disability that need financial assistance and helps to support people who have a disability that want and are able to work.
Special Services at Home (SSAH) is an Ontario government program that helps families who care for a child who has a physical or intellectual disability.
Assistive Devices Program provides funding for devices that enable people who have a physical disability to increase their independence. The funding covers over 8,000 devices, including wheel chairs, hearing aids, respiratory equipment and prostheses.
RecFit Services accepts passport dollars, as well as private funding.
We are a passport broker for the Niagara region and also offer administrative supports.
Our Mission is to promote community integration by supporting individuals to build life skills through recreation, leisure and fitness opportunities. We offer personalized support, both 1:1 and groups.