Holland Bloorview was home to Canada’s first Snoezelen room which opened in 1992 soon followed by a community–based Snoezelen room established in 1995.
The community Snoezelen room uses music, lighting effects, gentle vibrations, tactile sensations and aromatherapy, which all provide opportunities for a unique sensory experience. It aims to provide an oasis of tranquility where you can relax and have the opportunity to choose an activity at your own pace.
Holland Bloorview's community Snoezelen room is open to Holland Bloorview clients, community agencies, schools and support organizations for children and adults with disabilities. (Currently not open for external programming)
An overhead track system (Hoyer lift) is available in the Snoezelen room. Clients must bring their own sling.
- Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Closed on holiday weekends, statutory holidays
$11.69 (includes HST) per client is applied for each visit. Snoezelen Program Coordinating Clinician will be available to support your first in-person session.
To access the room independently, all caregivers must have Snoezelen Room Training and Orientation completed before booking sessions.
Parent and Caregiver Training
Interested in independently using the Holland Bloorview Community Snoezelen room with your child or client(s)?
There is a $29.96 ($26.52 + HST) fee per person for training and orientation to the Community Snoezelen Room. This is a general overview for caregivers who are new to snoezelen rooms and are interested in learning more about how it can be used with their child or client.
Please note that this training is for the parent/caregiver only and childcare is not provided.
HB Clinician Training
Interested in accessing Holland Bloorview's Community Snoezelen Room with your outpatient client(s)?
HB Clinicians must have completed the Snoezelen Room e-WISE modules followed by an in-person room orientation, before booking sessions. Please email your training request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you need some ideas on how to get started or how to maximize your existing snoezelen room or sensory space? Require professional input and suggestions?
We offer consultation services and Snoezelen training for external organizations. Small groups (i.e. group home participants), between 4-6 participants per group.
Please stay tuned as larger organizational trainings are currently on hold. We welcome requests to email@example.com, and will get back to you when trainings resume.
Please note, there is no guarantee the room will be available on dates/times requested. A booking confirmation email will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org, if we are able to accommodate your request.
Visiting the room
Interested in the Snoezelen room but not sure whether your child or client might enjoy the experience? Are you developing a Snoezelen facility and have questions? Please contact the Snoezelen Program Coordinating Clinician at email@example.com to arrange a tour of the Snoezelen facilities.