Directory of Community Programs and Services in Barrie Ontario

Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Site: Barrie - Ferris Lane

Service: Passport Program

Record #: BAR0559
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 25 Oct 2023


Office Phone 705-733-3227 Ext 2527, Catulpa Office ; Developmental Services Ontario (DSO): 905-953-0796 ; Developmental Services Ontario (DSO): 1-855-277-2121, DSO Toll Free
Toll Free Phone 1-877-803-3227, Catulpa Office
Fax 705-735-6826
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Address & Map
The Common Roof
165 Ferris Lane
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 2Y1
Intersection St Vincent St and Cundles Rd E
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service) Passport Program is a reimbursement program funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)
  • promotes social inclusion by helping adults 18 years or older with a developmental disability participate in their community's activities by building independence and developing social and life skills
  • Individuals and families have the option of receiving funding to purchase services or they can choose to access services through Ministry-funded agencies
  • participation supports can include programs, classes, camps, pre-employment, employment supports, and transportation to and from activities
  • program is also an aid to unpaid caregivers of those with a developmental disability, to obtain respite services and supports
  • Provides program funding information to families and individuals within Simcoe County
  • Assists families with funding documents and planning
  • Provides program accountability to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
  • Passport recipients may choose an individual, agency or organization to act as a broker to manage their Passport funding on their behalf
    • some examples of the types of services that may be provided by a broker include assistance with budgeting, submitting invoices to a Power of Attorney (PA) on the recipient's behalf, recruiting and scheduling workers, etc.
    • Brokers may charge a recipient a brokerage fee of up to a maximum of 10% of the individual's funded amount
  • Passport is funded by the Ontario government and administered by local Passport agencies, for more information visit

Service Details

Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Hours Catulpa Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Age Requirements: 18 year(s) and up
  • Residents of Ontario with a developmental disability
    • who would benefit from community participation supports
    • or have been waiting for service and are in need of community participation supports
Application Contact Developmental Services Ontario, Central Region by:
Languages English, French - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications
Fees None


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