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Recreational Respite September Activities

September 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. Services are offered in the home or community. 
Cost $36.50 – $40.88 per hour

Click here to email us for more information about Respite Support


Young Adults (Ages 16+)

Virtual Group Programs

September is a month of transitions, whether you are heading into a new school year or embracing a new season. Join Recreational Respite's online group programs 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, and skills for success. 


Please join our FREE Peer-to-Peer Virtual Card Game Night, and check out our other engaging activities. There is something for everyone! 

Mighty Mentors (with Guest Speaker)
Book Club (Science Fiction, Mystery, Humour, Fantasy)
100 Ways to Squeeze a Lemon
Commuting in Your Community
Weekend Warriors: Fitness
Making Space for YOU
TGIF Game Night
Cooking Club
Friendship Circle


We're really excited about our Let's Write First Person Stories Series, which was inspired by the creativity of our amazing young adults and by CBC First Person Stories. Stay tuned!

All programs are run via Zoom and scheduled in Eastern Time.

Click here to get more information or to register


Click here to see our September Calendar of activities.



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