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Effective Nov. 1, 2023, clients and families, visitors, vendors and staff are required to wear a mask while moving throughout the hospital, including while in elevators, in spaces where clients receive care or participate in research. A medical grade mask will be available upon entry.


Respite Day Programs

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Day Respite Program Criteria
  • Clients must:
  • Be 4 to 18 years old
  • Be a registered client of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Be comfortable in a group environment
  • Require no more than 1:1 support

NEW* The Day Respite Program is now welcoming children and youth registered in our Extensive Needs Service.  Please note that the program model has changed in order to support the needs and safety of all respite participants.


  • There is a quality caregiver model to ensure the safety of clients and others. 
  • There is support from a nurse, who administers medication, performs or supervises G tube feeds and attends to medical needs such as catheterization.
  • Program staff will facilitate activities for all program participants.
  • A Behaviour Technician will be supporting the successful engagement of program participants.
Sunday Day Respite Program

Sundays from 1:00 to 7:00pm.

Program is for Holland Bloorview clients age 4 to 18 years. 


Call the Respite Phone Line to Book your Dates: 416-753-6066


Registration for Winter/Spring Day Respite Program will open on December 4, 2024.

Program dates:


21, 28


4, 11, 25


3, 24, 31


14, 21, 28


5, 12, 26


2, 9, 16


2024 Creative Arts March Break Respite Camp Application

Before you register your child for this program, a Respite Application Form must have been submitted within the last 12 months and your child’s eligibility confirmed by the program coordinator. You can print the respite application form at For new applicants, you may be required to visit with the program team before your spot is confirmed.

Registering for the program

January 8 to February 1, 2024: program registration window is open.