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:
Catulpa Community Support Services administers the Passport program in Simcoe County and provides direct service for those in receipt of Passport funding to get connected with a Direct Support Provider. Direct Support Providers register with Catulpa Community Support Services and a Coordinator will provide thier profiles to people seeking support. Passport recipients interested in this service may contact the Coordinator, Angie Bridekirk, Catulpa Community Support Services directly at 705-733-3227 ext. 2235 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, the supportyourway.ca/respiteservices.com CHAP (Community Helpers for Active Participation) Program facilitates the connection of adults with disabilities with registered Direct Support Providers. Those seeking a support provider may register with supportyourway.ca or contact a CHAP Coordinator directly for assistance with this process.
If you have questions or would like additional information about the Passport initiative, please contact:
Developmental Services Ontario