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Respite Care
As a parent or caregiver of a child or youth with specific needs, you may need extra support or a break from time to time. We offer in-home and out-of-home respite.

Funding options: 

Ontario funds two types of respite that can give families a break from caregiving:

  • out-of-home respite

  • in-home respite

Ontario also provides funding to help eligible families of children with disabilities purchase services and supports, including respite care:

Provides funding to help caregivers purchase respite and opportunities for children and youth with physical and/or developmental disabilities to engage in activities that promote their growth and development.


Provides families of medically-fragile and/or technology-dependent children and youth with funding to purchase respite care.


Provides financial support for low-income to moderate-income families to help with the cost of caring for children with severe disabilities, including respite.

Effective July 1, 2022, additional funding was made available to families with children and youth who are receiving support from:

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