Respite in the North East Region is comprised of the following:
A Respite Management Committee [RMC] oversees the work of the Regional Respite Network Coordinators to provide a consistent service approach to respite with common eligibility and common respite application.
Each Respite Network is comprised of the Respite Service and Partner Agencies, a Ministry of Community and Social Services/Ministry of Children and Youth Services Representative and a Respite Network Coordinator.
There are two respite networks:
South Network [Muskoka Parry Sound and Nipissing]
North Network [Cochrane Temiskaming]
Each network is responsible for the coordination of Respite Network Funds and www.respiteservices.com.
Children/Youth Respite Activity Fund
Allows multiple families who have children with special needs to create meaningful participation, activities and or respite within the community.
Parent Initiative Activity Fund – South Network
Children’s Community Group Activity Fund – North Network
Emergency Respite Flex Fund
To assist in supporting families who are experiencing a crisis situation which requires respite that typically would not have been planned for, i.e.: the child/youth caregiver(s) must attend a funeral, or the child/youth caregiver(s) are hospitalized etc.
Respite Training Fund
To provide funding for training courses to Respite Contractors or Families to enhance their ability to support the needs of the child/youth.