Passport Funding

Passport is a program that helps adults 18 years or older with an intellectual disability to participate in their communities.


 It also helps caregivers of an adult with an intellectual disability take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.

Passport provides funding for services and supports so adults with an intellectual 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

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.


Developmental Services Ontario manages the application process for all provincially-funded developmental services and supports for adults with a developmental disability in Ontario.


Learn More about how Applicants Are Prioritized and Funding Amounts are Determined

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Haudenosaunee (Six Nations), and Anishinaabe peoples.