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Connecting With A Direct Support Provider

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 or contract a  Direct Support Provider
  • create their own life plans to reach their goals
  • get temporary respite for their  caregivers

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 abridekirk@catulpa.on.ca


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

Tel: 1-855-277-2121
Email: 

dsocentraleast@yssn.ca

Website: www.dsontario.ca

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