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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.

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: 

Our overnight respite program is experiencing a disruption in service due to increasing demands for rehabilitation admissions and associated resources.  

For emergency respite care, please contact Robyn Sanford at or 416-425-6220 x6406.

Due to the limited availability of overnight respite we are prioritizing children and youth requiring significant medical care (for example  those requiring tracheostomy care and ventilator dependency) who are unable to obtain respite services elsewhere.

Day respite

The Weekend Respite Day Program is offered on Sundays from 1:00 to 7:00pm.  The program is for any Holland Bloorview client age 4 to 18 years

Registration for the Fall Session will open October 2, 2023.  

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.