Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Self-Managed Attendant Services, Direct Funding Program

  • Financial Assistance
  • Home Support and Accommodations

The program lets people with disabilities choose and hire their own attendants.

  • Administered by the Centre for Independent Living In Toronto (CILT), in partnership with the Ontario Network of Independent Living Centres
  • Funded by Ontario Ministry of Health
  • Clients must be able to self-direct, which means they know their disability and needs and can instruct their attendants as to how and when they need assistance
  • Clients must also be able to self-manage, which means the person is capable of interviewing, training, hiring and firing attendants and can handle the financial and reporting duties of an employer
  • Must be able to complete written application on own initiative and in own words
  • Funding is based on individual need, but program may fund up to a maximum of 182.5 hours per month

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be over 16 years of age, resident of Ontario, and require attendant services due to a permanent physical disability. See Application guide for comprehensive eligibility criteria.

For more information:

Phone: 1-800-354-9950 (Toll-free) or 1-416-599-5077 (TTY)

Visit the website here

Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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