Passport Services

Community Living Individualized Funding Services

Community Living North Bay – Individualized Funding, is a perfect blend of business, and individualized supports. We want to provide the best customer service possible, while keeping in mind the need of each individual.

We can assist managing different types of funding, including, but not limited too:

Passport funding is available to adults 18 years or older who have an intellectual disability and their families. Community Living assists individuals and families to manage their Passport funds in the way that person wants, within the Passport Funding Guidelines, and budget outlined for the person.

Specialized Accommodation Funding – Funding applied through Community Living North Bay Clinical department, Individualized Funding would co-manage the funds, provide staff if needed, to meet a clinical goal, (one example, is transitioning to a Residential setting).

Urgent Response – When a situation is deemed a crisis, at the DSO level, urgent response funding can be accessed to assist individuals/families.


Passport funding can be used for the following services and supports:

Community participation – YMCA, day programs, going to movies,

Activities of daily living- learning to cook, learning literacy skills, Driver license assistance, etc.

Caregiver respite- Caregivers in need of relief

Person directed planning – if you don’t know what you want to use your funding on, planning can help!


Goals of Passport

Foster independence

Increase participation in community

Promote social inclusion

Support families and caregivers

Help young people transition from school to university

Community Living North Bay- Individualized funding has assisted all these situations, and more.


When services are purchased from Community Living North Bay- Individualized Funding, these services are based on the three models listed below:

Staff Model

The staff model is a full agency managed approach to service delivery. Community Living North Bay will assist by:

Providing employees who are fully trained, have access to all agency resources and are experienced with supporting people with complex and challenging needs.

Hours of work and performance would be supervised by a Community Living North Bay Manager. Assisting with all invoicing, budgeting and administrative requirements.

Purchase for Services

Individuals who don’t require staff support, but are looking for assistance with purchases, memberships, planning, or the reimbursement side of Passport. We will assist the individuals managing funds the way they want.

Person Directed Planning

Person directed planning and facilitation is a process which can be purchased for people with intellectual disabilities. Planning will vary depending on the needs of the person. Person directed planning and facilitation is about supporting independence, inclusion and choice.


For more information, you can speak to one of our coordinators:

Dylan Peterson

705-476-3288 ext 1634

[email protected]


Luisa Valerio-Mohr

705-476-3288 etx. 1633

[email protected]