Family Registry

CHAP Program
As a Family Requiring In and Out of Home Respite Care

The CHAP (Community Helpers for Active Participation) is a provincially driven program that assists families who are seeking temporary relief in caring for their child, youth or adult to be connected with an Independent Respite Provider. The CHAP program refers qualified Independent Respite Providers to families who seek respite care within their local community.

Independent Respite Provider’s use their knowledge and experience to provide meaningful support to individuals diagnosed with a developmental or physical disability while providing families an opportunity for a short, planned break.

As a family registered with the CHAP database, you will have access to:

• CHAP coordinators to assist you with information and resources about this service
• A database of Independent Respite Providers who have been successfully screened into the CHAP program
• A classified ad to be shared with Independent Respite Providers seeking to support individuals diagnosed with an physical or developmental disability

To register as a family with the CHAP program:

1. Register with to start intake process
2. When registering indicate that you would require: Respite In home and Out of home
3. Ensure that you update the following fields in your account, including but not limited to:

• Description of the Individual who requires support: age, gender, how they communicate, activities they enjoy, support needs, behavioral concerns
• Worker’s Duties: What will the worker be doing
• Worker Availability: What days in the week & how many hours
• Rate of Pay: Negotiable between Worker and Family
4. Once you have completed the intake process, a CHAP coordinator will connect with you with relevant information to hire an Independent Respite Provider

For more information and/or assistance, please contact

Please note: The Independent Respite Provider is not an employee of CHAP and/or Once Independent Respite Provider’s are hired with a family, it is the discretion of the family and independent respite provider to discuss whether the Independent Respite Provider be hired on as employee/employer relationship or as an independent contractor. The CHAP program is a venue for people offering support services to advertise themselves locally. There is no charge for the use of the Respite Provider Database. We cannot guarantee that we can always make an appropriate connection between a CHAP Respite Provider and a family/individual needing support. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we advise you to use extreme caution if you choose to provide direct support including and not limited to entering a person's household, having them enter your household or be in contact with each other's family members. While information about COVID-19 is changing every day we are acting with an abundance of caution to keep everyone safe. We urge you to follow the advice of the Province’s Chief Medical Officer found on this link to keep yourself, your family members and the people you support, healthy and safe.

Register with by:

Already registered?
Complete Registration Form Online Check out the Worker Classifieds
Call Intake and Information at (416) 322-6317 ext. 1 Family Information Package
Download the Registration Form Frequently Asked Questions

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