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Organization: Direct Funding - Waterloo Region  
Phone Numbers: 519-571-6788
Toll-Free: 1-866-571-6788
Teletype: 519-571-7590
Fax: 519-571-6388
127 Victoria St S, Ste 201
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2B4
Intersection: Park St and King St W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Contacts: Linda Carrigan - Direct Funding Administrative Coordinator
ext 7451
Paula Saunders - Director of Access and Awareness
ext 7478 *
Service Description: Enables adults with physical disabilities to become employers of their own attendants. Attendants assist with routine activities of living, such as dressing, grooming and bathing. As the employer, the person with the disability assumes responsibility for managing their attendant employee following a budget that is collaboratively developed and funded by the program.

The program is administered by Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT), funded by Government of Ontario, and accessed through local Independent Living Resource Centres (ILRCs). The ILRC that serves Hamilton is Independent Living Centre Waterloo Region (

Fees: None
Application: Contact for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Age 16 years and older; Ontario residents who require attendant services due to a permanent physical disability * Able to meet all the legal requirements associated with being an employer * Able to recruit, hire, train, and manage attendant workers * Capable of managing and accounting for expenditure of granted funds
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Cambridge, Dufferin County, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Prince Edward  
See Also: Financial Assistance for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on March 3, 2016

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