Disability Resource Centre for Independent Living

Direct Funding Program

Home Agency Service

Description
  • Provides monthly funds for adults with a disability to hire an attendant of their own choosing to assist with activities of daily living
  • Allows individuals to schedule attendant services around their own schedule
Comments
Attendant services refer to physical assistance provided by another person for routine activities, such as transferring, showering, dressing, or undressing. These are activities an individual would be able to do on their own but are unable to due to their physical disability.
Eligibility
  • Individuals with a permanent physical disability
  • Resident of Ontario

  • Individuals must be capable of managing their own funding, according to provided guidelines

Individuals must be able to:
  • meet with a Selection Panel to discuss their needs and determine their eligibility for the program
  • schedule attendants
  • hire (and fire, if necessary), train and supervise attendant workers
  • meet all the legal requirements associated with being an employer (these will be clearly explained during the application process)


Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up;
Application Process
  • Must complete a written application, available on the Direct Funding website, or a request for the application can be made at the office
  • Applications must be completed by the individual requiring service
  • The application must be completed on individuals own initiative and in their own words
  • Physical assistance is available to complete the form
  • Submissions may not be made by professionals, family members or others on individuals behalf
Toll Free
1-800-236-7417
Office
705-335-8778
Fax
705-335-5666
Web Site
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Email
drcil@vianet.ca
Languages
English, French
Contact
Kassie Leonard, Direct Funding Resource
Email: dfresource@drcil.org
Phone: 1-800-236-7417 ext 104
Direct Funding Administration
Tina Cataford
Email: dfa@drcil.org
Phone: 1-800-236-7417 ext 105
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
June 17, 2021
Address
39 Brunelle Rd N
Kapuskasing, ON, P5N 2M1
Located at Brunelle Rd N in Kapuskasing
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Hours of Operation
Mon
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Algoma District
  • Cochrane District
  • Timiskaming District