4-17 Yrs

Children & Youth Respite

Respite programs offer 1:1 support for children and youth to enjoy social, recreational and community activities while giving caregivers a planned break.

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  1 to 1

  164 Merton St.

Providing a Consistent Planned Break for Caregivers

Recreational opportunities for all 


This program provides participants with a consistent extra-curricular activity while giving caregivers much-needed respite! Caregivers can rest easy knowing that the participant will be safe, supported, and engaged.  Dedicated staff members work with caregivers to ensure each participant is set up for success each day.  Our respite program goes way beyond providing care – we are dedicated to engagement and providing adaptive recreational opportunities to meet all needs. Each daily schedule is filled with various activities to engage and excite the participants, while fostering individual and group goal development. Each day includes arts and crafts, music, sensory opportunities, group or social games, and much more!  


A standout component of our respite program is our commitment to engaging each participant in the community! Our outings not only provide fresh air and exercise but also offer new opportunities to engage with the local community. Participants can expect to participate in nature walks, visits to parks, libraries, local attractions or events, and much, much more! 


After registering for a respite program, our dedicated Program Coordinator will connect with you to learn more about the participant, schedule a program orientation, and provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  Evening respite runs from September to December, January to March and April to June, while weekend respite is offered once monthly from September – June. Be sure to look out for our next round of registration! 


Program benefits: 

  • Dedicated 1:1 staff support to meet the individual needs of each participant 
  • Opportunities to participate in a large variety of sensory, fine and gross motor activities 
  • A safe and consistent break that caregivers can rely on  
  • Offers opportunities for individual and group goal achievement  


Ideals participants are: 

  • Aged 4+  
  • Looking for recreational and leisure opportunities  
  • Requiring 1:1 support in a group environment  
  • Respite fees can be partially reimbursed through SSAH, Flex funding, or other means of payment.  


Information about Family Directed Respite Funding (FDR Funding)


We offer a limited number of partially subsidized respite sessions, on a first come first served basis, with funding from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and the generous support of the Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation and the Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation.