Description & Services
Public Comments Attendant services refer to physical assistance provided by another person for routine activities, such as transferring, showering, dressing, or undressing. These are activities an individual would be able to do on their own but are unable to due to their physical disability.
Description (Service)
  • Provides monthly funds for adults with a disability to hire an attendant of their own choosing to assist with activities of daily living 
  • Allows individuals to schedule attendant services around their own schedule
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Algoma District ; Cochrane District ; Timiskaming District
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
  • Individuals with a permanent physical disability 
  • Resident of Ontario
  • Individuals must be capable of managing their own funding, according to provided guidelines
Individuals must be able to: 
  • meet with a Selection Panel to discuss their needs and determine their eligibility for the program 
  • schedule attendants 
  • hire (and fire, if necessary), train and supervise attendant workers 
  • meet all the legal requirements associated with being an employer (these will be clearly explained during the application process)
  • Must complete a written application, available on the Direct Funding website, or a request for the application can be made at the office 
  • Applications must be completed by the individual requiring service 
  • The application must be completed on individuals own initiative and in their own words 
  • Physical assistance is available to complete the form 
  • Submissions may not be made by professionals, family members or others on individuals behalf
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-335-8778
Toll Free Phone 1-800-236-7417
Fax 705-335-5666
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Primary Contact Lise Vallière, Receptionist; Phone: 705-335-8778 ext 109; Email:
Located In Community Kapuskasing
Address 39 Brunelle Rd N
Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2M1
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Intersection Brunelle Rd N and MacDonald St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1978
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integrated Network (NELHIN) ; Federal ; Donations