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Recreation May Be The Key To Disability Empowerment And Mental Wellness

By Lauren Presutti, MEd, EdS, LLMSW Mental Health Therapist Founder of River Oaks Psychology Psychotherapist | Speaker | Writer | Designer | Entrepreneur I have always embraced the motto, “work hard, play hard.” I appreciate my dedication to professional goals as a mental health therapist, but my career would certainly crumble to pieces if I …

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The Canadian Social Connection Survey, 2021

We participated recently in the great and important conversation about social connection and the great loneliness epidemic. The impact of  COVID19 and how it has caused further isolation and social disconnect amongst many people, including marginalized and vulnerable populations. Dr. Kiffer Card reviews the results from the Canadian Social Connection Survey as part of the …

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Jays Care Foundation partners with Recreational Respite (Canada)

In early 2020/2021, The Jays Care Foundation and Recreational Respite launched a respite support opportunity to provide in home support for Challenger Baseball families! The goal was to provide families with respite (either in home or virtual programming), help athletes continue to progress through the development of life skills, social skills and movement skills. The …

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Georgian Triangle Humane Society and Youth (Ontario)

A unique partnership between the Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) and Recreational Respite! This program was part of a three-year grow grant funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Our role was to help develop the tools for assessment, track the progress and design a final report to submit for further grant opportunities to continue to do …

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Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary |AAFS (Alberta)

The team at Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary (AAFS) and Recreational Respite partnered together to initially offer our ‘social media and healthy habits’ virtual group program series, in the early stages of the pandemic. The relationship evolved over the course of the year and we ended up developing additional programs to their virtual calendar …

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