Overnight respite care

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, our overnight respite program is not available. Please consider connecting with respiteservices.com (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


Client must:

  • Be under 19 years old
  • Require care from a nurse or physician
  • Have significant challenges with mobility (i.e. require wheelchair or mobility device much of the time)

    - and -
  • Require skilled medical treatments (i.e. multiple medication administration, tube feeds, suctioning, etc.) 

    - and/or - 
  • Be dependent on medical equipment or technology (i.e. enterostomy tube, tracheostomy, oxygen, ventilation, etc.)                                                                                         

A daily accommodation fee is charged for overnight respite care. If financial support is needed, please contact  the Family Resource Centre at resourcecentre@hollandbloorview.ca or 416-425-6220 ext 6560.

Overnight respite camp - March Break & Summer

Overnight respite camp is offered over the school break in March (Monday, March 16 - Sunday March 22, 2020) and throughout July and August every summer. It provides clients and families with one week of camp experience, supported by health care providers and therapeutic recreation staff under the supervision of registered practical nurses. 

The camp is focused on a therapeutic recreational experience while providing the nursing and medical support that the child requires for their activities of daily living. Throughout the week, clients will participate in a number of activities including swimming, arts and crafts, gym sports and time in the playroom. 

Please indicate your interest in one of these programs when you call to register for your respite dates.

Other resources

If Holland Bloorview respite services do not meet the needs of your child and your family, please refer to respiteservices.com to learn about the full range of respite services offered in Ontario.