Respite Providers are volunteers who visit individuals or invite them to into their homes. In doing this, you offer families or caregivers a break from their regular responsibilities, a chance to re-energize and an opportunity to purse their own interests. At the same time, connecting with someone who is learning through the new experiences you provide.
Screening, Matching and Ensuring Ongoing Success
All potential Respite Providers undergo a screening process. Once potential Providers are screened, further involvement becomes dependent upon finding an appropriate match.
The matching process involves exchanging information and introductions. Visits of increasing duration and frequency occur to allow ample time and opportunity to determine if the situation is right for everyone.
Each arrangement is unique and receives flexible resources and on-going support.
For inquiries about becoming a respite provider please contact Hailey Latimer, Respite Services Coordinator by email or call 613.546.6613 ext. 2131.