Respite is one of the most critical services required by families with a child with special needs. To respond to this need, ErinoakKids operates Saturday Day and overnight Respite Camp options. The respite camp provides short periods of parenting relief for children who are receiving Enhanced Funding and/or have complex care needs.
Caring and qualified nurses and program assistants care for children while at a respite camp. Children participate in activities such as music, swimming, arts and crafts, Snoezelen Room play, and outdoor time.
Please click a link below for detailed information and referral processes for our respite programs.
Saturday Day Respite
A day-long respite held on Saturdays for children who present with significant behaviour challenges.
Overnight Respite (MFTD)
A respite camp for children who have the enhanced respite funding, and are identified as MFTD. The program operates on designated weekends and during the summer. Families may register their child to attend either the overnight or day-only option.
Overnight Respite (Non-MFTD)
A weekend-long respite camp for clients who present with significant physical disabilities. Families may register their child to attend either the overnight or day-only option. Please note that non-MFTD camps do not
run in the summer.
Overnight Respite (Over 18)
In partnership with the Mississauga-Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Pilot Project - limited enrolment
Week-long respite services for young adults over 18 years of age who qualified for MFTD as a child or those whose conditions have developed in medical complexity over time. Participants who have been contacted by an ErinoakKids representative may complete the application form here
, and select their weeks of respite here