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Recreational Respite October Newsletter

October 2023


Recreational Respite promotes inclusion, encourages community participation and nurtures social health and connectivity for children, youth and adults, across Canada.


Ages 5 - 100+

One to One Respite Support

Recreational Respite professionals work one-to-one with children, youth, adults and older adults who have a disability, mental health, or face social isolation. Those we support may face barriers to participation and connectivity which effect opportunities for participation. Targeted goals are for positive mental health, emotional wellness, social health and connectivity. 

Click here to learn about Respite Support


Young Adults (Ages 16+)

Virtual Group Programs

We're falling for October's programming! Join Recreational Respite's online groups for Young Adults (ages 16+). Inclusive for all abilities, these groups foster outcomes such as creativity, critical thinking, independence, and self-discovery, along with healthy lifestyles, relationships, peer support, and skills for success. 

Please join our FREE Peer-to-Peer Monster Mash Costume Party, and check out our other engaging programs. There is something for everyone! 

Gratitude & Giving Thanks
Multicultural Studies: Germany
Cooking Club: Fall Comfort Foods
Escape Room: Haunted House!
The Blue Zone (Understanding Sadness)
Squeaky Clean (Personal Hygiene)
Fostering Acceptance (2SLGBTQI+)
Qualities of Healthy Relationships
How to Be a Good Roommate
Friendship Circle (Series)

We're really excited about one of our newest programs, "Celebrating Women in Canadian History", which has been developed by Therapeutic Recreation students Venice and Rachel, placement students from Seneca College. 


All programs are run via Zoom and scheduled in Eastern Time. Learn more, or register with groups@recrespite.com.


To see the full calendar for the month of October, scan the QR Code below!

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