Passport Program (Direct Funding)

Passport Program (Direct Funding) 



What is Passport?

Passport is a program that helps adults 18 years or older with a developmental disability to participate in their communities. It also helps caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.

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

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


    Contact Developmental Services Ontario, Central East Region
    toll free: 1-855-277-2121 or 905-953-0796

    Area Served

    The program is available across Simcoe County.


    Funding is provided through the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

    There is no fee for this service.

    Guide on Personal-Direct Planning

    Individuals and/or families have the option of receiving funding to purchase services or they can choose to access services through Ministry funded agencies

    Bill 148 

    Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017 may impact expenses for people and families in receipt of direct funding. Information about changes in funding to maintain existing services can be found at:

    For further information please contact the Passport Coordinator at:

    705-733-3227 ext 2527 Or email:


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