Passport Program

Our Passport Program

What is MCCSS Passport funding?

Passport is a program funded through the Ministry of Community, Children and Social Services that helps adults with a developmental disability become more involved in their community by providing funding for community participation services and supports. Passport funding is determined on an individual basis by Developmental Services Ontario and funding amounts are based upon Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services guidelines. The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services also sets the guidelines and parameters for what expenses will be allowed. For a list of what is currently covered, please refer to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Passport Program guidelines or speak with our Passport Administrator.

How do I access Passport funding?

If you do not currently receive Passport funding and would like to find out if you qualify, please contact Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) by phone at 705-222-6066.

If you currently receive passport funding but feel overwhelmed by the paperwork, we can help. For more information on how we may be able to support you please contact the Sudbury Community Service Centre at (705) 560-0430 Ext 225 or email our program at

  • Passport Program Administration
  • Passport Workers

Passport Program Administration

Our agency has a trained Passport Administrator who can assist you with understanding and managing your MCCSS Passport account. We can provide answers to any questions you may have, we can help you complete all the necessary paperwork you need to get started, and we can help you with submitting your invoices. Our Passport Administrator can also assist you with understanding what Passport Program expenses will be covered.

We may also be able to connect you to Passport Workers who can attend concerts, sporting events, movies or almost any other activity you would like someone to accompany you to. Our Passport Coordinator is constantly seeking out new and fun activities that are happening both locally and across the province.

What can I use my Passport funds to pay for?

  • Community Participation
  • Life Skills Teaching
  • Social Activities and Recreational programs
  • Socialization
  • Technology

this includes the cost associated with supports ( i.e workers attending events with you) and the fees associated with registering in programs and activities such as:

  • Literacy Classes
  • Cooking Classes
  • Computer Skills
  • Music Lessons

Passport funds can pay for workers to assist with activities of daily living that enhance independent living skills such as:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Menu Planning
  • Grocery Shopping and
  • Bus Training

Participating in community events and organized activities throughout the community such as:

  • Concerts
  • Gym Memberships
  • Festivals
  • Special Olympics Events
  • Movie Passes

Building friendships and relationships with other members of the community.

This includes the purchase of interactive technology that will enhance your connectivity with the community such as:

  • Telephones
  • Computers
  • Tablets

Passport Workers

If you do not already have a Passport Worker, we can help. The Sudbury Community Service Centre has a team of highly trained and insured Passport Workers who can help you to attend most community events. Our Passport Coordinator is constantly seeking out new experiences and fun activities to offer our Passport Program clients. We can help you with booking concert tickets, obtaining movie passes, taking art, music, or cooking classes, attending Special Olympic events as well as many other activities. We can also assist you with ordering and purchasing technology ( i.e, televisions, computers, tablets, cell phones) with your passport funding.

FAQ's - Passport Program

You can contact our receptionist (705-560-0430, press “0”) and ask to speak with our Passport Administrator. Our Passport Administrator will assist you with any questions you may have about the program and what services we can offer to help.

You can hire your own Passport Worker or we can connect you with a trained and experienced Passport Worker at our office. If you would like more information on how to access one of our trained workers, please contact our receptionist (705-560-0430, press “0”) and ask to speak with our Passport Program Coordinator.