Respite Worker Application


Respite Provider Program

Respite providers promote active living for children and adults with developmental disabilities including autism and/or physical disabilities in their own home or in the community, while providing parent relief. Respite Providers registered with the Respite Program are connected with families looking for support and relief.

Note: Respite Providers on the registry are not employees of the Respite Program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide safe, stimulating and recreational support both in the home and in the community
  • Provide care and supervision according to the individuals needs
  • Provide respite/support services as requested by the parent/guardian
  • Network with community groups, facilitate inclusion and act as a positive role model
  • Maintain communication with the Access Facilitator


  • Ability and willingness to work with persons with disabilities
  • Effective communication skills with both verbal and non-verbal populations
  • Commitment to providing quality life experiences in home and in the community
  • Experience providing care and support to persons with disabilities is an asset
  • First Aid and CPR is an asset


  • Variable hours (days, evenings, weekends, overnights, relief, summer)
  • Part-time (possibility of additional hours)

How to Become a Respite Provider

  • Submit your resume and complete an application form
  • Interview (set up by a Respite Coordinator)
  • Provide three references
  • Consent to a Police Reference Check
  • CAS record disclosure [Community Living North Bay only]
  • Attend a Respite Provider Orientation

If you are interested in becoming a Respite Provider, please complete an application: 

Your resume must accompany your Respite Provider Application and be reviewed by an area Respite Coordinator. Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview.

  • To complete the Respite Provider Application online please use:
    Online Respite Provider Application
  • If you would prefer to submit the forms by mail or Fax, please print the following forms:
  • Respite Provider Application Mail/FaxPDF
    Referral Agreement - Mail/Fax  [PDF]

    Mail to the Agency in your Area
  • Muskoka District includes:

    North Muskoka covers: Novar, Huntsville, Port Sydney, Baysville, Dorset, Dwight and points between.

    Community Living Huntsville
    For more information please contact:

    Stacey Bullock
    Phone: (705) 789-4543
    x 215
    Fax: (705) 789-0752

    South Muskoka covers: Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Port Severn, Honey Harbour, MacTier and points between.

    Community Living South Muskoka
    For more information please contact:

    Lynn Dennys
    Phone: (705) 645-5494 ext.228
    Fax: (705) 645-4621

    Parry Sound District

    East Parry Sound covers: Sundridge, South River, Callander, Burk's Falls, Emsdale, Kearney, Magnetawan, and points between.

    Almaguin Highlands Community Living
    For more information please contact:

    Linda Sarginson
    Phone: (705) 384-5384 x 25

    West Parry Sound covers: Britt, Dunchurch, Parry Sound, Humphrey, Rosseau, and point between.

    Community Living Parry Sound
    For more information please contact:

    Kathy Pastoor
    Phone: (705) 746-9330
    Fax: (705) 746-6151

    Nipissing District
    For more information please contact:

    Community Living North Bay

    214 Second Ave W
    North Bay, ON P1B 3K9
    Telephone: (705) 476-5117 x 223 Lee-Ann Denomme
    Telephone: (705) 476-5117 x 222 Linda Jonescu
    Fax: (705) 476-5211


    Community Living Mattawa 
    For more information please contact:

    Tammy Boudreau-Bangs
    250 10th St.
    Mattawa ON
    Telephone: (705) 744-2979

    Community Living West Nipissing 
    For more information please contact:

    Chantal Vézina
    75 Railway St.
    Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 3A1
    (705) 753-1665 ext. 219



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