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.
Ontario funds two types of respite that can give families a break from caregiving:
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 financial support for low-income to moderate-income families to help with the cost of caring for children with severe disabilities, including respite.