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  • Direct Funding Program

    Choice, flexibility, control

    The Direct Funding/ Self-Managed Attendant Care Program embodies the key principles of the Independent Living philosophy: choice, flexibility and control! The program enables adults with a physical disability, who require attendant services for personal care, to become employers of their own attendants. Attendants assist with routine activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, transferring and toileting. This innovative program is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and administered by the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto.

    This program puts you in charge of hiring and training your own staff and scheduling attendants to meet your own daily needs. You receive monthly funds to pay your attendants and the program is portable throughout Ontario. Niagara Centre for Independent Living provides information and support to Self-Managers in Niagara, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk.

    For more information about the program you can visit the website of the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto: www.cilt.ca or contact Anne Marie Covello-Baxter our Direct Funding Resource staff at 905-684-7111, ext. 231 or annemarie@abilityforlife.ca and she would be pleased to answer any questions you have about the program and to assist you with the application process.