Providing temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a child with a disability.

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Important Notice - Summer Respite Camp 2019

In past years, Rehab & CCC has offered the opportunity to provide respite relief to our clients and families who have significant medical complexity through our summer respite camp. Due to the timing of a major upgrade to our electronic health record system, we are not able to provide summer overnight respite camp.

We will endeavor to provide individual opportunities for respite relief where feasible. You are welcome to put your name on our wait list and we will contact you when a space becomes available.

Please note that our current state of respite service provision remains unchanged as rehabilitation service needs continue to operate at high demand. Your continued patience is appreciated as both programs will be affected by the initiation of the electronic health record upgrade. Read more


    Respite Care

    Holland Bloorview offers a range of overnight and day respite services for children from birth to the age of 18, and in some cases up to age 21. Respite care is a family support service that provides temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a child with a disability.

    Please click on the respite registration link below to learn more about eligibility and the registration process:

    Is your child approaching or over the age of 18? helps families of individuals with disabilities to connect with respite options both in and out of home. This is a provincial resource and offers services to children and adults. If you have questions, please call Robyn Sanford at 416-425-6220 ext. 6406. 

    The respite services offered by Holland Bloorview include:

    Overnight respite

    The overnight respite service, offered by our inpatient program, supports families by providing short-term, inpatient care for children with disabilities or complex medical needs.

    Day respite

    Through Holland Bloorview’s Centre for the Arts, we offer a variety of day respite options. These programs include weekend day respite throughout the year, as well as special programming during March Break, and in the summer to coincide with our Spiral Garden camp program.