Providing temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a child with a disability.

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Respite Care

Holland Bloorview offers a range of overnight and day respite services for children from birth to the age of 18, and in some cases up to age 21 (Day Respite Program only).

Please click on the respite registration link below to learn more about eligibility and the registration process:

Overnight respite

The overnight respite service, offered by our inpatient program, supports families by providing short-term, inpatient care for children with disabilities or complex medical needs.

Please note: 
At this time, our overnight respite program is not available. Please consider connecting with (416-535-8525) for alternate respite options. We will update this message when we are able to resume this service. 

In case of emergency respite, please contact Robyn Sanford at 416-425-6220 ext. 6406

Day respite

Holland Bloorview offers a variety of day respite options. These programs include Sunday day respite throughout the year, as well as special programming during March Break, and in the summer to coincide with our Spiral Garden camp program.

Saturday Night Fun Respite Program 2020

Need an evening without the kids?  The Saturday Night Fun respite program gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to take a well-deserved break from child care.

Saturday, March 28, 2020


Children must be 4-18yrs of age.  

Participants must be clients of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

Siblings 4+ years are Welcome.

Cost is FREE!

Is your child approaching or over the age of 18? helps families of individuals with disabilities to connect with respite options both in and out of home. This is a provincial resource and offers services to children and adults. If you have questions, please call Robyn Sanford at 416-425-6220 ext. 6406.