DSO Information


In Ontario, people can apply for developmental services' programs in their community. They can also apply for "Passport" funding. This lets people receive funding each year that they can spend on employment, volunteering, or recreational participation in their community. People can also use the funding for respite.

For more information on how people can use their Passport funding, please click here.

Transforming Developmental Services in Ontario

As part of the Budget, which was passed on May 8, 2018, the government is investing an additional $1.8 billion over the next three years in developmental services in Ontario. This represents the single largest investment to developmental services in the province’s history.

For the first time in the province’s history, every eligible adult with a developmental disability, including youth turning 18 and transitioning to adult services, will get at least $5,000 a year in direct funding through the Passport Program.

For more information about the investment, please click on the link below.

Transforming Developmental Services in Ontario

For more information about the Passport Program, please contact the DSO. If you are already receiving funds from the Passport Program, please contact your Passport agency for further information.