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Organization: Direct Funding - Waterloo Region (Hamilton-Wentworth)  
Phone Numbers: 519-571-6788
Toll-Free: 1-866-571-6788
TTY: 519-571-7590
Fax: 519-571-6388
Email: kinh nghiem choi casino onlineinfo@ilcwr.org
Website: www.dfontario.ca/contact/waterloo.html
Address:
127 Victoria St S, Suite 201
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2B4
Street Address:
Hamilton  
Location: Hamilton
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Public Contacts: Alyssa Schade - Direct Funding Resource Coordinator
519-571-6788 ext 7479 * alyssas@ilcwr.org
Connie Wallbank - Direct Funding Adminstrative Assistant
519-571-6788 ext 7493 * connie@ilcwr.org
Service Description: Assists adults with physical disabilities to direct and employ their own personal attendants * attendants assist with routine activities of daily living, such as dressing, grooming and bathing * the person with the disability directs and manages their own attendant employee * including managing a budget that is collaboratively developed and funded by the program

Independent Living Resource Centres (ILRCs) administers this program regionally * the ILRC that serves Hamilton is the Independent Living Centre Waterloo Region www.ilcwr.org

Fees: None
Application: Application guidelines:
  • must be able to complete the written application (applicants may receive physical assistance to complete the form) but applications can not be made by professionals, family members
  • able to meet with a Selection Panel to discuss needs and determine eligibility for the program
  • able to schedule attendants
  • able to hire (and fire, if necessary), train and supervise one or more attendant workers
  • able to meet all the legal requirements associated with being an employer
  • capable of managing and accounting for funding, according to Direct Funding program guidelines
Eligibility / Target Population: People aged 16 years and older that are residents of Ontario who require attendant services due to a permanent physical disability
Self assessment information
Languages: English * French
Language Notes: French publications and website
Area Served:
Wellington, Hamilton, Dufferin County, and Waterloo Region  
See Also: Financial Assistance for People with Disabilities
Independent Living Support

This information was last completely updated on November 7, 2018

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"About Us"
Direct Funding is an innovative program enabling 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 employers, participants are fully responsible for managing their own employees within a budget that is developed on an individual basis