Passport is a program that helps adults with a developmental disability be involved in their community 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. CWSDS administers the Passport funding in the Central West Region for adults over the age 18 years and eligibility is confirmed by the Developmental Services of Ontario (DSO Online). The key goals of the Passport program are to:

  • Foster independence by building on individuals abilities and developing community participation, social and daily living skills.
  • Increase opportunities for participation in the community with supports that respect personal choices and decision-making, and help people achieve their goals.
  • Promote social inclusion and broaden social relationships through the use of community resources and services available to everyone in the community.
  • Help young people make the transition from school to life as an adult in the community.
  • Support families and caregivers of an adult with a development disability so they can continue in their supportive role.

Program Guideline Changes:

The Passport Program Guidelines have been updated. These changes came into effect September 1, 2021. Changes include updates in response to recommendations from the Auditor General from the Value-For-Money Audit for Supportive Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (2020) and updates reflecting changes to the program that have occurred since 2014 (such as updates to the ministry name, details regarding Passport allocations and others). Additional information about these changes, including videos, tip sheets and direct links to e-filing options can be found at: Passport program | DSO (dsontario.ca). For complete details on the Passport program guidelines changes and updates, please visit the ministry’s website at:  Passport Program – Guidelines for Adults with a Developmental Disability and their Caregivers (gov.on.ca)

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made temporary changes to the Passport Program Guidelines to help support recipients. These changes came into effect April 1, 2020. Additional information about these changes can be found at: Help with daily living: Passport | Ministry of Community and Social Services (gov.on.ca)

 

Updated Passport Claim Form:

You can submit your claim electronically using one of two free online applications, eCLAIM or MyDirectPlan (MDP). Visit https://www.dsontario.ca/passport-program/learn-about-passport-eclaim or https://www.dsontario.ca/passport-program/learn-about-mydirectplan for information about how to sign up and access instructional videos for both e-filing options. Filing claims electronically may help you receive your payment faster.

If you choose to email or fax your claims, please note there is a new personalized claim form, which includes the recipients name and personal barcode. Please utilize copies sent to you for use as of September 1, 2021. Old claim forms submitted after September 1st will take longer to process.

For more information: Tel: 905-844-8888 or 1-877-993-8885 Email: cwrpa1@cwsds.ca

Temporary Wage Enhancement:

As of October 1, 2020, workers who provide personal support services are eligible for a temporary wage increase. Additional information about the temporary wage increase can be found at: Temporary wage increase for direct support workers | Ministry of Community and Social Services (gov.on.ca)

For more information: Tel: 905-844-8888 or 1-877-993-8885 Email: cwrpa1@cwsds.ca

 

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Passport Funding Approval Package Video Resources

  1. Introduction
  2. Eligible Expenses
  3. Self Administered Funds
  4. Person Managing Funds
  5. Payee Form
  6. Invoice Forms
  7. Support Workers
  8. Transfer Payment Agency (TPA)
  9. Brokerage Form
  10. FAQ
  11. Package Explained

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