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Amy MacFarlane

L’Arche London (ON)

Recreational Respite and L’Arche LONDON working together this summer to bring summer camp (in-person!) to the community for young adults with disability! The Independence Summer Camp at L’Arche London is two weeks long, and is running four times throughout the summer. The camp will be offering independent living skills, such as commuting, budgeting, meal planning, …

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Ontario Autism Program – Urgent Response Service

Recreational Respite is working in partnership as a provider for the Ontario Autism Program – URS (urgent response services) with two large regions across Ontario. Eligible children and youth who are experiencing a specific, urgent need can access supports to help stabilize the situation, prevent crisis, reduce the risk of the child or youth harming …

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Special Olympics PEI

Recreational Respite is excited to deliver programming to the athletes of Special Olympics PEI! This unique group series addresses healthy relationships, social interactions, making friends and creating safe space for oneself. We are looking forward to this partnership and meeting the participants over the summer months!

Reena – The Frailty Project

Successful Aging: Frailty, Transition and Inclusion into Senior Services (2013) Funded by Ministry of Community and Social Services Recreational Respite and Reena partnered on this project to: Identify the challenges / limitations faced by individuals living with developmental disabilities for accessing the services. Provide them support / services so that they can continue to live …

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The Residences of 1425 Bayview and Recreational Respite (Ontario)

Recreational Respite developed a unique program with The Residences of 1425 Bayview, with the goal to create, improve and enhance community participation through volunteer and fundraising opportunities. The participants learned, planned, and organized activities necessary to launch a successful Pet Photography fundraiser for Lions Foundations of Canada Dog Guides. They learned how to take pictures, …

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Caregiver Counselling Series (Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias)

February 2022 As we experience various COVID-19 lockdowns across Canada, we wanted our customers to know that we care about their families! It’s been a pleasure (and we are so grateful) to have been chosen by them to take part in their lives during this challenging time. Our commitment to caregiver support is deeply rooted …

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Rachele Manett smiling while sitting on a bench. Rachelle is wearing a black t-shirt that says, the future is accessible.

Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships for People with Disabilities (Canada)

October, 2021 Recreational Respite and Rachele Manett came together after a number of discussions that we had had with those we serve and their families, about the need for more programs that addressed sexual health and relationships. to host a four part workshop series exploring sexual health and healthy sexual relationships, for our young adults …

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