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Direct Funding

Self-Managed Attendant Services

Direct Funding is an innovative program which enables adults with physical disabilities to become employer of their own attendants.

The program offers:

Choice - recruit and schedule attendants based on your individual needs. 

Control - recieve monthly funds to hire direct and manage your own attendants. 

Flexibility - Have your needs met at home, work, school or in the community.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older
  • A resident of Ontario
  • Require attendant services due to a permenant physical disability

Funding:

The program is funded through the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and managed by the Direct Funding Staff at the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT). There are 12 Independent Living Centres in the province of Ontario and each has a resource person for the Direct Funding program.

Breaking Down Barriers Role:

Located in Collingwood, the centre serves Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, the Town of the Blue Mountains, however the centre is the local resource person for applicants living in Simcoe County and Grey-Bruce County.

 

 

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