Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Site: Newmarket Office

Service: Special Services at Home and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

Record #: BAR0083
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 22 Aug 2022


Description (Service) Families who are caring for a child with a developmental and/or physical disability can apply to the Special Services at Home (SSAH) program to get funding for:
  • primary caregiver relief and related supports including respite support (a break, or respite, from the day-to-day care of your child)
  • activities of personal growth or development for the child, including camps and recreational activities, like swimming and music classes
  • see website for more information
  • funded and managed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Service Details

Public Comments This service is administered through the Regional Office in Newmarket, which serves Simcoe County.
Hours Regional Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County ; York County
Eligibility To apply for the Special Services at Home (SSAH) program, you must be the child's parent or legal guardian with decision-making responsibility (the applicant) and the child must:
  • be under 18 years of age
  • have a written diagnosis of a developmental and/or physical disability from a physician, psychologist or psychological associate, nurse practitioner, ophthalmologist and/or audiologist
  • be a resident of Ontario and legally entitled to live in Canada (for example, be a citizen, landed immigrant, holder of Minister's Permit or a refugee entitled to live in Canada)
  • live at home and not receive support from other residential services
  • Only one individual with decision-making responsibility for the child can apply for funding
Languages French - Reception, Website, services offered in French when requested
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Newmarket
Address & Map
Regional Office of Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
17310 Yonge St, Unit 1
Newmarket, ON
Canada L3Y 7R8
Intersection Yonge St and Milard Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Toll Free Phone 1-877-669-6658 Ext 1939 or Ext 1902
TTY Phone 1-905-715-7759
Website www.ontario.ca/page/special-services-home

Agency Overview