Direct Funding is an innovative program that allows adults with physical disabilities to become Self-Managers; managing their attendants, including recruitment, hiring/firing, and scheduling to meet their own specific daily needs.
As a Self-Manager in the Direct Funding Program, you receive the funds necessary to pay your own attendants and cover all employer-related costs. Attendants are not employees of an agency or organization.
The program is available throughout the province of Ontario and is perfect for people who are confident they can:
- Undertake the functions, responsibilities, and potential risks of being an employer;
- Manage these responsibilities completely, without relying on others;
- Maintain and report all financial records;
- Follow Revenue Canada guidelines; and
- Adhere to Ontario Employment Standards and Human Rights legislation governing the employment relationship.