3D rendering of a forming puzzle with the word CommunityRecreational Respite is passionate about building capacity through education, advocacy for accessibility, collaboration and partnership. Our team and its Founder strongly believe that all communities and their programs and services should be accessible. This includes: emotional, mental, physical, social and financial accessibility.

We have been serving individuals and their families in various regions across Ontario, Canada since 2008. From our work, we have identified a great deal of need to equip those working with our families in the community with some of those same tools.

This has led to our extensive work in the areas of leadership, education and training and keynote speaking. Our Founder, Amy MacFarlane has taken our values and passions within Canada and abroad: Kuwait, Australia and Scotland (to date) and has been recognized as an international leader in her field. Amy was nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award (in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).

Contact Information:
1-877-855-7070
amy.macfarlane@recrespite.com
Amy on LinkedIn, Professional Profile

Media Attention, Worldwide

ISBA: International Short Break Association, Keynote 2016
https://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/irissfm/isba-2016-shifting-sector-amy-macfarlane

Spirit of Leadership and Entrepreneurship Saugeen Shores, ON, 2017
International Women’s Day: http://saugeenshoreshub.ca/news/2691-spirit-of-entrepreneurship-focus-of-iwd-event.html

Canadian Respite Organization Shares Positive Technology Experience, Perth, Australia 2016
http://communitywest.podbean.com/e/canadian-recreational-respite-organisation-shares-their-positive-experience-with-technology-amy-macfarlane/

Gentle Persuasive Approaches for Professional Caregivers, Family Caregivers Unite, 2012
https://www.voiceamerica.com/promo/episode/61519

Services for Supporting Seniors’ Family Caregivers Directly with Peel Senior Link, 2011
https://www.voiceamerica.com/promo/episode/58163

Caregiver Support Programs for Alzheimer’s Disease
https://www.voiceamerica.com/promo/episode/55376

Recreation Therapy and Family Caregivers
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/53676/recreation-therapy-and-family-caregivers

Crowdfunding for Caregiver ‘Entrepreneurs’
https://www.voiceamerica.com/promo/episode/67512

About Recreational Respite on Rogers TV, 2012
http://www.rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=51&gid=97745

Recognition of Excellence

In 2014, 2015 and 2016 our Founder was nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award.

Contact: Partnership Enquiry
Phone: 1-877-855-7070