Temporary Wage Increase for Direct Support Workers
As of October 1, 2020, the Ontario government is funding a temporary wage increase for eligible workers who provide personal support services. This includes temporary support to people and families who pay for services from eligible direct support workers with funding from the following direct funding programs:
- Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities
- Enhanced Respite
- Ontario Autism Program Childhood Budgets and Interim One-time Funding
- Special Services at Home
Visit the links above to learn more about how to get this temporary support!
Effective April 1st, 2020, important, temporary changes have been put in place for recipients of direct funding under the Special Services at Home (SSAH) and Passport programs.
The Ontario government is committed to supporting adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 outbreak. To help Passport and SSAH recipients and their families during this challenging time, the Ontario government is making temporary changes to expand admissible expenditures under the Passport and SSAH programs.
If you have any questions, please contact your local Passport agency or local Regional Office.