ALERT: COVID-19 & the Snoezelen program
June 16, 2022.
At this time, the community snoezelen room and pool are not available for external fee-for-service programming.
The physical requirements of the snoezelen program (enclosed spaces and higher staffing ratios) require that we continue to assess the situation on an ongoing basis. We will update this page as new information becomes available.
As we have throughout the pandemic, Holland Bloorview will proceed cautiously, recognizing that we are serving vulnerable populations, many of whom are not eligible for covid-19 vaccines. As such, our own internal infection prevention and control measures including screening, masking, physical distancing, and vaccine mandates will remain in place. Proof of vaccination is required for anyone 12 yrs and older. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please contact Lorraine Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org for general information on the snoezelen room and pool program.
Holland Bloorview was home to Canada’s first Snoezelen room which opened in 1992 soon followed by a community–based Snoezelen room established in 1995.
The community Snoezelen room uses music, lighting effects, gentle vibrations, tactile sensations and aromatherapy, which all provide opportunities for a unique sensory experience. It aims to provide an oasis of tranquility where you can relax and have the opportunity to choose an activity at your own pace.
Holland Bloorview's community Snoezelen room is open to Holland Bloorview clients, community agencies, schools and support organizations for children and adults with disabilities. (Currently not open for external programming)
An overhead track system (Hoyer lift) is available in the Snoezelen room. Clients must bring their own sling.
- Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Closed on holiday weekends, statutory holidays
$9.96 (includes HST) per client is applied for each visit. All caregivers must have Snoezelen room training/orientation before booking sessions and using the room on their own.
Parent and Caregiver training
Interested in using the Holland Bloorview Community Snoezelen room with your child or client(s)? There is a $26 ($23.00 + HST) fee per person for training and orientation to the community snoezelen room. This is a general overview for caregivers who are new to snoezelen rooms and are interested in learning more about how it can be used with their child or client. Please note that this training is for the parent/caregiver only and childcare is not provided.
Please contact Lorraine Thomas at email@example.com to register for training. *Please note that sessions require a minimum of three registered participants in order to run. We will do our best to offer a make-up date if a session needs to be re-scheduled as a result. *
Future training dates on hold until further notice
Snoezelen consultation and specialized training
Do you need some ideas on how to get started or how to maximize your existing snoezelen room or sensory space? Require professional input and suggestions?
We offer consultation services and Snoezelen training for your organization.
Please see outline for more details on cost and contact information.
If you have already completed Snoezelen room training, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred dates and times. Confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail.
Visiting the room
Interested in the Snoezelen room but not sure whether your child or client might enjoy the experience? Are you developing a Snoezelen facility and have questions? Please contact the coordinator to arrange a tour of the Snoezelen facilities.
*Pre-pay option for Snoezelen room available*
Does your child/client have a schedule that changes often? You can pre-pay for Snoezelen room visits and book sessions as you go.
You can purchase a minimum of 5 visits per individual client: $49.78 (HST included)