Participation Lodge supports individuals and families in using their Passport funds based on the principles of choice and community participation.  We also support and encourage Person-Directed Planning, which enables individuals and their networks to identify life goals, areas of interest and to brainstorm possible opportunities.

For more information on how to apply for Passport Funding; our fee for service; funds administration options and; how you can connect to community-based activities, please contact Participation Lodge at

Individualized Passport Supports (TPA)

Participation Lodge offers year round respite services for persons with physical and developmental handicaps through the Holland Centre location. First choice is given to those persons who reside in the Grey and Bruce counties but is also available outside this region. 

Participation Lodge receives funding for two respite spaces. 

Participation Lodge operates an Apartment Project in Owen Sound and  another in Hanover. These programs provide assistance in the activities of daily living for adults with various disabilities.

Non-medical attendant care is provided on a 24 hour basis to tenants in their own apartments.  Services outside of the apartment building are not provided.

The Participation Lodge Outreach Program provides support to clients within their own homes. Our services vary depending on the level of needs of each individual person. Services can include personal care (bathing, toileting, bowel routines), physio, light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation and assistance with shopping, banking and appointments if needed.

Participation Lodge's  Acquired Brain Injury Program, located at the Holland Centre site, provides long-term,  and respite services for adults living with the effects of a brain injury.  In full operation since the summer of 2001, this Ministry of Health funded program provides service to individuals who have sustained a brain injury.

All potential clients for permanent residency at Participation Lodge Grey Bruce (long term care site) must fill out an application and submit it for review.

Applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Once a vacancy occurs, the admissions committee will review the waiting list and contact individuals and inform them of a vacancy. Admission to the program is not based on chronological order, but rather on client need and Participation Lodge’s ability to meet the needs of the client.

Participation Lodge is funded by the Southwest LHIN, the Ministry of Community & Social Services and the Ministry of Health - Housing.  Collectively these agencies supply funds for our “operating budget” only.  

Operating an organization like ours is an expensive endeavour. Government funding covers heating, hydro, some maintenance, some recreational activities, food, linens, medical supplies, personal care supplies, special transferring units, bathing equipment and staff wages so our residents can benefit from an excellent quality of life. 

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About Us

Participation Lodge is located on a 25-acre site in the rolling countryside 20 minutes south of Owen Sound and 15 minutes north of Markdale in southwestern Ontario and approximately 10 minutes drive along 30 Side Road to the East of Highway #10. This beautiful setting features views and is surrounded by maintained grounds accessible to all residents. 

What We Do