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Niagara Centre for Independent Living

Site: Niagara Centre for Independent Living

Service: Direct Funding Program (DF)- Self-Managed Attendant Services

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-684-7111 ext 231
TTY Phone 905-684-0420
Fax 905-684-1199
Primary Contact Anne Marie Covello-Baxter, Direct Funding Coordinator; Niagara/Brantford area; Phone: 905-684-7111 ext 231
Alternate Contact Cathy Dennis, Direct Funding Assistant; Niagara/Brantford area; Phone: 905-684-7111 ext 222; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
122 Queenston St
St Catharines, ON L2R 2Z3
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Intersection Queenston St and Oakdale Ave
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) 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 the employer, the person with the disability is fully responsible for managing their own employees within a budget that is developed on an individual basis - and receives monthly funds for this purpose. This program enables the person with a disability to self-manage their life, to have greater flexibility and control, and to make their own choices.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Resident of Ontario; require attendant services due to a permanent physical disability; attendant service needs have been stable over the past year; able to recruit, hire, train and manage attendant workers; able to understand and carry out the responsibilities as an employer of one or more attendant workers; and capable of managing and accounting for expenditure of funds that would be granted.
Application Direct Funding Application Guide and Application
Languages English
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Service Categories Attendant Subsidies

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