Any adult who is eligible for developmental services and supports funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), including young adults who are 18 years of age and still in school, may apply for funding through Passport.
Access to funding under the program is subject to available resources. If you have not already been approved, you must contact the Developmental Services Ontario office (DSO) in your region to request these services.
For more information about applying for developmental services for adults with a developmental disability contact the local DSO office or visit www.dsontario.ca or https://mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/developmental/serviceSupport/passport_QandA.aspx or call 1-855-437-6797.
If you are already approved and receiving Passport Funding you can:
1. Use funding to pay program fees to attend an existing program or course including Access Voluntarism, Adult Education, Employment workshops, ARTworks, LIFEworks 2, LIFEworks 3, LIFEworks 4, Skills4Life, Day Break and Fitness.
2. If an individual needs one to one support to participate in a program or class you can use the funds to hire a support worker. Hutton House can assist to:
Recruit, hire and supervise a support worker to attend Hutton House programs and/or community programs.
Manage your funds (administrative fees apply)
Develop a plan based on your interests and needs
3. Please know that all program offered at Hutton House for a fee are eligible for passport funding.
**Please note: Art Therapy or any other therapy sessions are not eligible for Passport funding
More information about Passport funding can be found here: https://cscn.on.ca/en/passport-program/passport-funding/
Need more information?
Please call Sarah McRae, Passport Facilitator 519-472-6381 x247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PassportONE was created by the Ontario government and Passport agencies to improve the Passport Service experience by making invoice processing and reimbursements faster and more efficient. This new approach to Passport payment processing includes consolidating the back office financial functions associated with Passport into a newly created agency called PassportONE.
Your local Passport agency (Community Services Coordination Network, CSCN) will continue to be your point of contact for the Passport program. However, with the implementation of PassportONE, all invoices and receipts submitted for reimbursement will be sent to PassportONE for payment. Your Passport coordinator will contact you to explain how these changes will affect you.
What is PassportONE?
Family Service Toronto has been selected by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) through an open and transparent selection process to administer PassportONE for all Passport clients across the province.
When will the change begin?
PassportONE is being implemented February 28, 2019
What will change with PassportONE?
• Invoices and receipts can be submitted at any time during a fiscal year;
• Reimbursements will be processed faster; and
• Passport agencies will be able to spend more time helping you find needed services and supports.
New Client Information Forms
As part of these changes we are introducing updated documents and new forms for you to fill out as you make the change to PassportONE for invoice submission and payment. The information on the forms will help to process your invoices faster, and serve you better.
Copies of the new forms can be obtained from the Passport Coordinator. Your Passport Coordinator can answer any questions you may have about the new forms. If you are already approved for Passport funding and have questions, please contact your Coordinator at 519-438-4783.