RESOURCES ON FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL SUPPORTS
The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
The (RDSP) helps parents and other individuals save for the long term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC).
Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS)
The MCSS is responsible for Developmental Services in Ontario. Through its programs and services, the MCSS helps adults with a developmental disability live, work and participate in a range of community activities, in accordance with its policy of building communities that are resilient, inclusive and sustained by the economic and civic contributions of all Ontarians.
Developmental Services Ontario (DSO)
The DSO helps adults with developmental disabilities connect to services and supports within their communities. Wherever you live in Ontario, DSO can help you or someone you care for connect with residential supports, caregiver respite, community participation supports (such as for volunteering or employment), professional and specialized services, the passport program and person-directed planning and various other supports to assist individuals with disabilities to become more involved in their communities.
The Passport program helps adults 18 years or older with a developmental disability to participate in their communities. It also helps caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability take a break from their caregiving responsibilities. DSO manages the application process for all provincially-funded developmental services and supports for adults with a developmental disability in Ontario, including for Passport funding.
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
Can I Work and Still Get ODSP?
This information sheet provided by the Ministry of Community and Social Services clarifies guidelines for working while receiving ODSP.