The Ontario government created the Passport initiative to provide opportunities for individuals who have a developmental disability and who have left school to find more ways to participate in their communities.
Through Passport, participants can receive funding for activities that encourage their personal development and help them achieve their potential. Passport also helps to:
- Improve the quality of participation in the community by providing supports that focus on individual goals, work activities and community participation
- Smooth the transition from school to life as an adult in the community
- Promote independence
- Foster social, emotional and community participation skills
- Promote continuing education and personal development.
The Passport initiative is intended for residents of Ontario who have a developmental disability and who:
- Have left school and would benefit from community participation supports; or
- Have been waiting for service and are in need of community participation supports; and
- Are not eligible for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) employment supports.
Participants in Passport can live independently or in supportive living. Priority will be given to applicants who are living at home with their families.
If you have questions or would like additional information about the Passport initiative, please contact:
Developmental Services Ontario