What Is Direct Funding?
Direct Funding is an innovative program that lets adults with physical disabilities become employers of their own attendants.Read more
Why Direct Funding?
Is Direct Funding right for you? “Direct Funding has changed my life.” We hear this regularly from people who are on the program.Read more
How your local Independent Living Centre can help you
Direct Funding can help you lead a more independent life. But being independent doesn’t mean doing everything on your own!Read more
Perks of being an employer
Direct Funding gives you the flexibility and control that being your own employer can bring. But that’s not where its benefits end.Read more
How the Direct Funding interview process works
After a period on the program waitlist, you will be invited to meet with a selection panel that will determine your eligibility for Direct Funding.Read more
Tips for finding and hiring attendants
Employing your own attendant may seem like a daunting task at first. There are many unknowns – where do you find applicants? What qualities should you look for in them? How can you choose between them?Read more
How the Independent Living Community can help you self-manage
Most people aren’t familiar with the term, “self-manage”. Basically, it means you’re in control and responsible for the hiring, management, and if needed, disciplining of your attendants.Read more
What is Nurturing Assistance?
As any new parent will tell you, having a baby is both an exciting and terrifying experience. There’s so much to grapple with, from round-the-clock feedings and sleepless nights to diaper changes.Read more