Host Family

Host Family


Host Family

Host Family offers families or individuals the opportunity to share their home with an adult with a developmental disability. Host Family providers welcome people as part of their family, providing a safe and secure place to live, opportunities for inclusion, and enhanced quality of life.

The selection of a Host Family Provider is a mutual process aimed at determining the best fit. A “pre-placement” process occurs in which the person and the host family become familiar with each other. Upon placement, ongoing contact, home visits, case management, and supervision are provided through Ongwanada’s Host Family Program. The person’s natural family and supports are encouraged to participate in the placement process and maintain active involvement in a person’s life.

We are looking for families interested in welcoming an adult into their home as part of their family. Approved and matched Host Family Providers will receive a monthly payment, support, relief, and individualized training. Experience in developmental services is an asset but not required

Host families are required to:

Provide a safe and secure place to live

Ensure a high quality of life

Provide support based on the person’s needs

Promote community inclusion

Be an active part of the person’s support team

Complete screening a process including a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening

Become a host family provider

Become a host family provider

Host Family Application Form

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I become a host family provider?

Potential Host Family providers are carefully screened before being approved.

For full details and benefits of being a Host Family provider, call 613-548-4417.

How do I access this service?

To access this service, contact Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).

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