Passport Services

How We
Can Help

KACL’s Passport Services team is here to discuss the possibilities Passport has to offer. This individualized funding enables adults with a developmental disability to enhance work skills and gain competitive employment, hire community support workers and take part in activities throughout the community. Our highly qualified and experienced staff are well trained in providing supports which foster independence and are socially inclusive.  

There are many things KACL can help you do with your Passport funding.  See below for an overview.

You are not alone

Person-directed planning

Hosted conversations rooted in the principles of Person-Centered Planning can be facilitated with individuals and their support networks. These facilitated conversations are accountable first and foremost to the focus person, to help plan for their future through gift discovery and their own vision of what they would like for their future. Individuals can invite their support networks from within KACL, as well as key members of their natural support networks to advocate and provide holistic, wraparound support. The Person-Centered approach shifts the power back to the focus person, strengthens their voice and individuality, and provides more agency over the direction of their life and supports, while highlighting and strengthening key relationships. 

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Employment Services understands the dignity and healing power of work and believe that being employed should serve a greater purpose that aligns with one’s gifts and values. The Consultants find cutting edge ways to help discover the type of employment that best reflects the gifts of the people we serve. The team can offer assistance with job readiness training and preparation such as resume building, connecting with potential employers, and on-the-job coaching for tasks, skills and routines.

Learn & Grow

Our Community Connections team can support people to identify and pursue lifelong learning opportunities that lead to a sense of belonging and purpose. Unique supports are created for each individual and can include assistance with academic course work and lifelong learning, developing skills in technology, accessing a community around your interests and passions, and exploring creativity and cultural connections.

Live your life

Receive supports in their daily life, flexible and responsive to their needs and interests. Examples include grocery shopping and meal planning, home maintenance and management, home-based activities such as laundry or cooking, or help with using public transportation, money management and banking.

New Experiences

Get involved in leisure, recreation, and interests important to them. Passport can pay for 1-1 staffing, transportation, and the entrance fees or tickets for support staff and the consumer. Examples include fitness activities like swimming or trail walking, visiting local attractions like the M.S. Kenora, or leisure activities such as a movie or local hockey game.
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Bookkeeping and brokerage

We also offer assistance with managing the paperwork and bookkeeping associated with your Passport Funding and can purchase high ticket items on their behalf, like an annual recreation centre pass. 

Passport funding is available to adults living in Ontario who have a developmental disability.  This funding is provided by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.  Information about the program can be found at their website.  Passport funding is accessed through the application process with Developmental Services Ontario.  Once Passport funds are approved the funding in our region is administered by Lutheran Community Care Centre’s Passport Program. 

Contact us

If you are interested in discussing these options or creating something tailored to your needs, please contact the KACL Passport and Fee-for-Service Program by calling (807) 467-5245 or email to arrange an appointment. 

Land Acknowledgement

The Board and Employees of KACL gratefully acknowledge that we live, work, enjoy the richness of and play on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe people of Treaty 3, and on the homeland of the Metis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Metis ancestors of this place and reaffirm that the historic and current relationship that exists between us is defined by Treaty.

We commit to work to create the conditions for belonging and social justice so that each person can live fully in the unique identity that matters to them, in a community that accepts and welcomes. We recognize that our work must be in the service of Reconciliation. Our work must be at the level of the individual and the community, so that our collective identity as a community lives up to the values we want for ourselves and our children. A community where equity, peace, and respect for cultural differences are respected and nourished; and a community that acknowledges that the early Anishinaabe people of these lands saw we were strangers, welcomed us as guests, and invited us to stay as neighbours.