Community Programs and Partnerships

RecreACTIVE group programs, listed here:
Recreational Respite is excited to offer therapeutic recreation programs (goal driven) that we call RecreACTIVE. Our unique ‘leisure and learn’ model fosters both recreational and educational gains and is facilitated in a supportive and creative environment.  While the programming is completed in a small group setting (maximum of 10 participants), each client has focused and individualized goals and objectives within each program we develop and implement with our own Recreation Therapists.  The goal of each group program is to promote participation, inclusion and engagement with peers that have similar needs and interests.


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For many individuals, our program creates a unique opportunity to engage socially in a small group setting.  The skill in our team of Recreation Therapists serve to identify appropriate direction and needs in all of our programs. The small group setting promotes the development of new skills, self worth and role, and peer to peer relationships. It enables our clients to be actively engaged within their community.


Recreational Respite has partnered with many organizations, both for profit and not for profit, in an effort to enhance recreational programming and engagement opportunities to ensure that each individual receives personalized, goal oriented programs working towards their mental health, social, physical, developmental or intellectual needs. The results have been an incredible collaboration that has lead to optimal support for other professionals and innovative recreation programming and outreach initiatives benefiting participants direct:
Some of our partners include:

360 Kids: Youth
Autism Ontario
Aphasia Institute
Alzheimer’s Society
Breaking Down Barriers: Young adults with various needs
Canadian Armed Forces/Base Borden: Military and their family
Children’s Treatment Network (York and Simcoe region)
CMHA- Canadian Mental Health Association: Mental health
Community Living: Young adults with various needs
Down Syndrome Association Simcoe
Elephant Thoughts

Heart House Hospice: community hospice
Open Doorz Club: multi sensory centre for youth
Region of Peel: Seniors
Salvation Army: Youth with various needs
Schools: Children and youth, mental health and special needs
Schizophrenia Society
Town of Newmarket: Children and youth with various special needs
Town of Saugeen Shores: children and youth (integrated programs)
The Launch Pad: youth
VON Canada: all ages, all needs
…and many more!

We are eager to continue this work together with other organizations!

If you have a group that you think could benefit, we would love to hear from you:

Locations and Registration

Recreational Respite believes in the power of a connected community!  We run all of our RecreACTIVE programs in a variety of well supported and accessible locations. We also bring our programs to other community settings such as: group homes, seniors residence, or other community living environments.

Please contact Recreational Respite for specific dates, times and locations and we will be happy to assist in finding a location closest to you.
For further registration and programs offered:
phone: 905-813-0336 | 1-877-855-7070