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The Support Provider Database facilitates the connection between families of individuals with disabilities and Direct Support Providers. Direct Support Providers are hired by the family and are not employees of the Support Provider Database.

Family Registration
Families seeking to hire a Direct Support Provider can find out more information about the Support Provider Database as well as instructions on how to apply.
Direct Support Provider Classified Ads
View classified ads from Direct Support Providers seeking to provide support who are registered with the Support Provider Database.
Family Information Package
Contains information on recruiting, interviewing, and hiring a Direct Support Provider.
Sample Invoice
Contains a sample invoice and instructions for completing your Direct Funded Respite invoice.
Pay Breakdown Schedule - 2023/24
Contains a breakdown of the invoicing deadlines and direct deposit pay dates for the current fiscal year for those in receipt of Direct Funded Respite.
Direct Deposit Banking Information Sheet
Has your banking information changed? If so, and if you are in receipt of Direct Funded Respite, please complete the attached form and submit it along with a void cheque or signed direct deposit printout from your online banking institution. Please note that the original signed documents must be submitted by mail or deposited at your local CCN office.
Registering a Private Respite Provider
Families in receipt of Direct Funded Respite may feel more comfortable hiring an individual they are already familiar with to provide respite care, as opposed to working with a provider from our Support Provider Database. This handout provides an outline of the steps required to register a private respite provider.
All About Me Workbook
A workbook for parents and providers, to help a provider learn more about the child/youth they are supporting, including their preferences, routines, communication needs, behaviours, and more.
Hiring a Support Worker Guide
A guide for hiring a support worker, prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Ontario Caregiver Organization
If you are caring for a family member, friend or neighbour and need help, visit the Ontario Caregiver Organization to access free caregiver supports and resources including: a 24/7 Helpline, Peer Support, Online Learning and more.
Safeguards Training: Respite Workers, Autism and your Child: A Parents Guide
It can be challenging to have someone else come into your home on a regular basis to care for your child. Respite Workers, Autism and your Child: A Parents Guide will assist you in: searching out a respite worker that is a good fit with your family, compiling information they need to best support your child and how you can provide training and guidance.
Frequently Asked Questions
View some of the questions most frequently asked by families.

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