Direct Respite Provider Application

Direct Respite Providers promote active living for children, adults and seniors with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities or chronic health conditions in their own home or in the community, while providing caregiver relief. Direct Respite Providers registered on the website are connected with families looking for support and relief.


  • Provide support according to the unique needs of the individual
  • Provide respite/support services as requested by the individual and/or caregiver
  • Maintain respect and confidentiality at all times
  • Promote choice and decision making according to the needs and preferences of the individual and caregiver
  • Facilitate inclusion through community involvement
  • Develop knowledge of community resources to develop enjoyable activities for the individual
  • Lifting or operating necessary equipment as required (training to be provided by the family)
  • Report any serious occurrence to the caregiver
  • Report abuse to Children's Aid Society (CAS) or Police (if adult or senior)
  • Maintain a positive attitude with individuals and their caregivers
  • Maintain communication with the Direct Funding Coordinator.


  • 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 Direct Respite Provider:

  • Submit your resume and complete an application form (see below)
  • Interview (set up by a Direct Funding Coordinator)
  • Provide two work related references
  • Consent to and provide a clear Criminal Record Check
  • Attend a respite provider Orientation

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