Contact Hamilton for Children's and Developmental Services
Hamilton-Niagara Regional Passport Program

Program for young people with a developmental disability who are transitioning out of school and for adults who have a developmental disability who are no longer in school and are seeking community participation supports.

The key goals of the Passport Program are to:

Assist young people who have a developmental disability to make the transition from school to life as an adult in the community

Improve the quality of participation in the community for adults with a developmental disability by providing supports that focus on individual goals, work activities and community participation

Promote independence, continuing education and personal development

The Passport program gives people that have been approved for funding the option of receiving funding directly to purchase community participation services and support (this is called Self-Directed Funding) or they can choose to access services and supports through MCSS funded transfer payment agencies (this is called Agency Services). People who have been approved for funding can also choose to have a combination of both options.

Effort Square
140 King St E Suite 4
Hamilton, ON
L8N 1B2
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 905-529-5100
Toll Free: 1-866-288-9659
TTY: Call local or toll free number and TTY Service will be arranged.


Age 18 years and older; Adults (18 years of age and older) living in Ontario who have a developmental disability. Young adults aged 16 years and older who are still in school may also apply for Passport funding but are not eligible to receive Passport funding until they are at least 18 years of age.


Developmental Services Ontario Hamilton Niagara Region (DSO HNR, administered by Contact Hamilton) will answer inquiries, confirm eligibility, and complete application assessments for the Passport program. Call 905-297-5604 or toll free at 1-877-376-4674.




Fully Accessible


English; French; Interpretive Services

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of); Haldimand County; Niagara Region; Brant County; Norfolk County; Six Nations / New Credit

Agency Type

Non Profit