The Ontario Passport Program funds adults with a developmental disability to pay for community participation services and supports, activities of daily living and person-directed planning. The program also provides funding for caregiver respite services and supports for primary caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability.
The Ontario Government made temporary changes to the Passport program to help recipients while community-based activities and settings may have been closed or offered reduced services due to COVID-19. These changes came into effect on April 1, 2020, and will no longer be in effect as of March 31, 2023.
Based on feedback from program recipients, some of the temporary additions to the list of eligible expenses will become a permanent part of the Passport program guidelines effective April 1, 2023.
As of April 1, 2023, the Passport guidelines will be updated with new eligible expenses including:
- A $2000 maximum annual reimbursement for Community Participation Support supplies and equipment, which includes sensory items and personal protective equipment
- A $3000 maximum annual reimbursement for technology-related good and services, which includes hardware, electronics and related services.
Some temporary additions to the eligible expenses will no longer be admissible. This includes:
- Gaming-related items (consoles, games)
- Streaming service subscriptions
- Behavioural interventions
- Essential service delivery fees
To view the latest Passport Program guidelines (effective April 1, 2023) with expanded admissible activities, please click New Passport Guidelines .