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Better Nights, Better Days online program

Leah Bowman at 10:40 AM
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Recreational Respite-Exciting Group Programs and Holiday Office Closure (Dec 20-Jan 3, 2022)

Virtual group programs have been developed in partnership with our participants to address a variety of interests, skill practice, goals and outcomes that promote inclusion, encourage community participation and nurture social connectivity. Visit our website for the December virtual group program calendar, for Children and Youth and Young Adults!


To register, click here.


For more information, register or program descriptions, please call 1-877-855-7070 or email us at [email protected] 


Recreational Respite will be closing our offices from December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022, for a much needed break.

Leah Bowman at 10:34 AM
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Re-opening of Sunbeam Kids Hub, Children’s Respite Program

Click here to read all the details about the re-opening of the Sunbeam Kids Hub on December 1, 2021.

Leah Bowman at 10:29 AM
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Managing The New Normal Action Guides: Reconnecting with Family & Friends

Canadians have found clever ways to stay connected and still be socially distanced. Now is the perfect time to look at who is in our lives. And who we can invite in. We can help our loved ones gain friends and share their gifts. As restrictions begin to lift, how can your family begin to reach out to friends and neighbours for social and fun activities? Check out the third action guide in the Managing the New Normal series to learn more!


Managing The New Normal Action Guides

Action Guide 1: Moving Beyond the Pandemic

Action Guide 2: Staying Healthy & Motivated


Leah Bowman at 10:22 AM
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Lutherwood-Employment & Mental Health Blog

Check out Lutherwood's blogs

Employment blog-How to know when a job is a good fit

Mental Health- What is Shame and what do I do about it?

Leah Bowman at 9:40 AM
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