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The Community Helpers for Active Participants (CHAP) program is a database of qualified, experienced Providers and families seeking support. CHAP providers vary in experience, skill sets, and availability, and should not be considered trained therapists.
respiteservices.com assists with providing parent/caregiver relief, in the family home or in the community by helping network respite providers and families. This may include one to one support in the community or assisting families to implement recommendations made by qualified therapists (e.g. Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist).
CHAP providers are not employees of respiteservices.com- families accessing the database contract respite providers directly. All providers have submitted a profile outlining their experience, interests and availability, as well as a resume which are reviewed by respite facilitators. Each worker also has a Police Reference Check conducted, and has attended an information session; however, it is an expectation that each family does their own screening.
There is no charge for the use of the CHAP database. We cannot guarantee that families will alwyas find the support they require. We strongly encourage caregivers to also recruit their own providers through community schools, churches, libraries and community centres.
For online application:
Online Family Registration
To register via mail please download and complete the following form and mail to Unit 103, at 75 Watline Ave., Mississauga, ON., L4Z 3E5