Love for Animals– a Passport Story

Written by Penny, with support from his Direct Support Professional Ashlyn Northfield

Pictures by Ashlyn Northfield

Penny is a resident of Mount Forest  who receives passport funding. Penny loves animals and due to COVID-19, has not been able to connect with that aspect of her life.

While out at Mapleton’s Organics with her Passport DSP, Penny got to visit with a donkey, a pig, a horse, cows, chickens, dogs, and cats! Penny had a blast and said that she would like to work with animals.

Penny is exploring the possibility of paid work like dog walking where she can make her own schedule and work with dogs best suited for her. Penny would also like to volunteer her time at the SPCA once it re-opens again.

Passport funding is providing Penny an opportunity to do meaningful things within her community and explore her interests and passions.

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“I like my passport worker, we have many laughs and giggles. I really need that during this difficult time (sickness) and I appreciate the opportunity to visit/work with animals. I am hoping to work with animals within my community and passports will be able to help me with that” – Penny

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Community Living Guelph Wellington offers a number of support services. CLGW's Passport services can: act as a brokerage between you and Passport One; act as planning resource; and provide 1:1 to direct support.

To learn more about Passport funding, please visit the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services' website or contact the Developmental Services Ontario.

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