RecRepite is a service offered Canada Wide, both in person and virtually. Respite service goals are person centred and aim to identify the barriers to participation or social connection. This may exist for children, youth or adults with disabilities, mental health or those who face isolation due to disease, illness or injury. For 1:1 Respite, Workshops and Social Groups, see here:
Community Helpers for Active Participation (CHAP) is
Through the CHAP program, you can set up a profile for you family and the program will work towards finding you potential matches to bets suite your needs! If you do not accept this person, you may request for more matches. This link here is a video guide for how to register if you need guidance:
To set up a profile, go here:
These programs target specific meaningful and relevant goals within the child and youth’s school environment, at home, or within the local community. Programs focus on areas of communication, social skills, self-help skills, or behaviour management. Each program is individualized to your child, incorporates a range of evidence-based teaching methods (ABA) and includes lots of positive reinforcement to make learning fun. These individualized programs are delivered with peers in a small group setting. Additional one-to-one support is now available at an extra rate of $10 per hour. This option is suitable for children with more complex needs.
Topics Offered: Social Skills Group, Emotional Regulation Skills, Daily Living Skills, Communication Skills, 1-1 Focused Behavioural Intervention.
Kerry’s Place Autism Services
KPAS offers many virtual social groups that are respite and recreation based, as well as some curriculum based!
To access, you will be required to complete the following steps:
Complete a brief Intake with Kerry’s Place: Toll Free: 1-833-77-KERRY (1-833-775-3779) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Express interest in a group at time of intake. Book a ‘Pre Screen’. Led by Behavioral Therapists and Autism Consultants, via zoom, testing your child’s ability to attend to a virtual group; challenges and success’. They will determine what groups are appropriate for your child. Register! View their group offerings here:
WhereToStart is the access point for free and confidential mental health services for children, youth and families who live in Peel Region. When you call, they will listen to your concerns and help connect you with the most appropriate mental health program or service for you. This service is a partnership between AYSP, EveryMind and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic at Trillium Health Partners and William Osler. This service is available for youth up to 25 years who live in peel. See here for more information:
Family Support Groups
This is a list of Family Support groups operating in Ontario:
Peer Support Best Practice Toolkit
A resource for individuals developing and offering peer support programs for families of children with medical complexity and other lifelong disabilities.
Active Assist Brampton
ActiveAssist is a fee subsidy program offered by the City of Brampton, designed to help low-income families and individuals in Brampton participate in Recreation programs. See here if you quality:
Active Assist Mississauga
ActiveAssist is a fee subsidy program offered by the City of Missisauga, designed to help low-income families and individuals in Mississauga participate in Recreation programs. See here if you quality:
Active Assist application:
Access 2 Entertainment Card
Is a card used to access entertainment services. When an Access 2 cardholder (the individual with the permanent disability) presents their valid card at any participating venue partner, their support person receives free admission: the cardholder pays regular admission