Recreational Respite has built an entire team of recreation therapists on the premise that FUN changes behaviour! The work we do in both areas of 1:1 support (in the home or community setting) and group based recreation programs promote engaging activity in order to support individuals to achieve individual goals and reach desired outcomes that include: social skills, re-integration into family, school, work or community, participation, life skills, independence and identifying sense of role and purpose.
Programming is individualized based upon the needs, interests, abilities and strengths of the individual we are working with. Recreation is important. As a team, we focus on inclusion, emphasize participation and identify opportunities for engagement and is person centred.
RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, March 2019
“Very excited to be a part of this great event (as a nominee). I’m truly humbled. It’s been amazing to grow, innovate and advocate as a team for the sole purpose of identifying and removing barriers to participation for those with disabilities and mental health – across Canada and abroad.Always ensuring along the way, ‘nothing about us, without us!’ – Amy MacFarlane, Founder and CEO, Recreational Respite
Public Speaking and Media Attention, Worldwide
Building the Future: Entrepreneur Amy MacFarlane shares her story, 2017
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
Gentle Persuasive Approaches for Professional Caregivers, Family Caregivers Unite, 2012
Services for Supporting Seniors’ Family Caregivers Directly with Peel Senior Link, 2011
Caregiver Support Programs for Alzheimer’s Disease
Recreation Therapy and Family Caregivers
Crowdfunding for Caregiver ‘Entrepreneurs’
Tools for Family Caregivers for Assessing Care Needs of their Family Members
About Recreational Respite on Rogers TV, 2012