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Caregiver respite is temporary help to provide a break to primary caregivers. This can be during the day, evening or weekend, and can be in-home or out-of-home.
Funding (up to $2,500) can be used to develop a person-directed plan that builds on the individual’s strengths and interests and identifies supports to help them achieve their goals. These supports can be purchased from independent planners, facilitators or developmental services agencies.
Funding can cover some employer costs (e.g., Canada Pension Plan contributions, Employment Insurance, etc.) and some administrative supports (e.g. bank fees, bookkeeping, etc.).
Funding (up to $3000) can be used for technology products and services (e.g., laptops or tablets, cell phones and plans, Internet service provider fees, printers, etc.), including repair and maintenance costs.
Funding (up to $2000) can be used for:
Some of the items not covered under the program include:
Please note: This is not a complete list of what's not covered. For more information about how your Passport funding can be used, please see the guidelines.
There are 11 Passport agencies across the province. To find your area Passport agency, visit Find your Passport agency. There, you can enter your postal code or search by the county/region to connect with your local Passport program agency.
Here’s what happens after you receive funding
Once funding becomes available and an agreement has been made between the individual and the Passport agency, individuals and their families can use Passport funding to reimburse allowable expenses for supports and services.
To find your area Passport program agency, click Find your Passport agency.