The Ministry of Children and Youth Services funds two programs that can give families a break (or "respite") from the day-to-day care of their child with special needs.
Families of children with multiple special needs can receive up to seven days of respite per year, provided in a location other than their own home.
Who is eligible for this program?
The child must:
and, without out-of-home respite, there's a real possibility that
Enhanced Respite Funding
This grant is paid to families who are caring for a child who is medically fragile and/or depends on a technological device needing care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is paid in addition to other respite services. Families may be eligible for up to $3,500 per child, per year.
Examples are children who:
Who is eligible?
How to apply:
Contact the ministry's regional office nearest you.