Passport is a reimbursement program that lets you manage your own funding. Passport is a Ministry of Community of Social Service program that funds adults with a developmental so that they can purchase support to participate in their communities. The funding also helps caregivers purchase the support they need so that they can take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.
" The Lutheran Community Care Centre provides flexible and responsive social, developmental and spiritual services to people in the northern region of Ontario. "
Passport Update (January 2021): Learn about the temporary wage enhancement for eligible direct support workers. People and families who employ or buy services from eligible workers with funding from the Passport program will be eligible for temporary financial support to cover their wage increase.
To learn more, visit: https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/developmental/servicesupport/temp-wage-increase.aspx If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your local Passport agency. Thank you!
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The Passport Program funds adults with a developmental disability so they can purchase support that helps them participate in their communities. It also helps their caregiver purchase the support they need in order to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.
The Passport Program is a reimbursement program that provides more choice and flexibility by allowing you to manage your own funding. Adults with a developmental disability and their caregivers can choose to either receive money directly so they can purchase their own supports or choose to purchase services through an agency.
For questions about the Passport Program or the application process, please contact Developmental Services Ontario Northern Region:Developmental Services Ontario Northern Region
Lutheran Community Care Centre
245B Bay Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6P2
Toll Free: 1-855-376-6673 - Option 2
If you are currently receiving Passport funding or want to learn more about the program:Ministry of Community and Social Services - Help with daily living
Ministry of Community and Social Services(MCSS) website has a lot of information about Adult Developmental Services and the Passport Program.
Ministry of Community and Social Services - Passport Guidelines
Ministry of Community and Social Services(MCSS) website has a lot of information about the Passport Program Guidelines.