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What is respite care?
Respite care is a family support service that provides temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a family member with a developmental and/or physical disability. Respite creates greater opportunities for all family members to live actively and participate in community activities while allowing caregivers time for themselves.  Respite is a planned, short-term temporary care.
Explore Respite Options available for your family. If you require assistance to access respite options in York Region or have questions on respite options available please contact the Respite Access Facilitator. Please note that some options may have a waiting list.


The Respite Access Facilitator for York Region will assist families in developing a respite plan to meet the needs of their children with developmental disabiities. She will provide families with information on respite services available within York Region. Short-term coordination will be provided in order to overcome barriers to respite for these individuals.

York Region Respite Access Facilitator
Phone: 905 898 6455 ext. 2265 or toll free 1 866 257 9776

The CHAP Program (Community Helpers for Active Participation) facilitates the connection of families of individuals with disabilities and CHAP direct respite support providers. We also provide information on community respite services and upcoming workshops/events. Please complete a Family Registration Form to connect with a CHAP direct respite support provider. If you would like to apply as a CHAP Direct Respite Support Provider, please complete an online application and upload your resume.


CHAP Direct Respite Provider Job Posting/Application Find out more information on becoming a CHAP direct respite support provider and how to apply.

Family Classifieds View classified ads of families looking for a direct respite support provider. Only registered CHAP Respite Support Providers will be connected to families.


CHAP Family Registration  Register for CHAP if your family wants to contract with a CHAP direct respite support provider. Please only complete an application when you are ready to contract with and pay for a provider.

Family Info Package   Learn more about how to use the CHAP Program.

Respite Support Provider Classifieds  View classified ads of registered CHAP Respite Support Provider candidates available for contract. 

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