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

Passport is funded by the Ontario Government and administered by local Passport Agencies. If you have any questions about the Passport program please contact your local Passport Office or Developmental Services Ontario. Developmental Services Ontario manages the application process for all provincially-funded developmental services and supports for adults with a developmental disability in Ontario.

How do I use my Passport Funding at COED?

Passport Funding can be utilized at COED to participate in the day, respite and summer programs that we currently offer. You may also contact us directly about specialized, individual placement opportunities.

• Community programs and supports
• Daily living skills
• Public transit training
• Job preparation and job readiness
• Volunteering within the local community and supported job placements

We are flexible and willing to design programming and options that are aligned with each individual’s needs and goals.

We encourage collaborative efforts and will work with you to achieve the most desirable outcome.