Developmental Services Ontario

To apply for supports and services funded by the Ministry of Child, Community and Social Services, people and families must contact Developmental Services Ontario (DSO). These supports and services include residential services and supports, activities of daily living services and supports, community participation services and supports, caregiver respite services and supports, professional and specialized services and person-directed planning and supports.

For more information, please visit the provincial website at:
or contact the DSO – Eastern Region:

Developmental services Ontario – Ottawa (Main Office)
150 Montreal Road, Unit 200,
Ottawa, ON 1L 8H2
Phone: 1-855-DSO-ERDS (1-855-376-3737)

Passport Funding

Passport is a program that 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.

Passport is funded by the Ontario Government and administered by local Passport Agencies.
For more information in the Eastern Ontario Region serving Cornwall, please contact:

March of Dimes
117 Centrepoint Drive
Suite 250
Ottawa ON K2G 5X3
Tel: 613-596-3463
Ext. 239 (English)
Ext. 234 (French)

Disability Tax Credit

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs.

For more information, go to or phone 1-800-959-8281