Site: Kenora - Head Office

Service: Respite Services

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides periodic, short-term breaks to families with a member residing in the home with physical and/or developmental disabilities
In-Home Respite 
  • Provides respite to families in Dryden who have children or youth living in the family home with developmental disabilities or on-going medical conditions 
  • Offers a varied number of hours depending on needs of family, amount of funding available and availability of respite through other services; hours may be taken throughout the week, overnight or weekends
Planned Out-of-Home Respite 
  • Provides funding to parents of high needs children with multiple special needs to assist them in hiring respite workers 
  • Allows the child/youth to participate in local activities, school etc while providing a break for the family
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Respite hours vary and can include overnight/weekend
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District
Boundaries In-home Respite only available in Dryden and surrounding unorganized areas
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
In-Home Respite
Families living in the City of Dryden or surrounding unorganized area
Family of an individual who resides in the family home and: 
  • Has been diagnosed with a developmental disability or 
  • Has been diagnosed with an on-going chronic medical condition
Planned Out-of-Home Respite 
  • Families living in either the Rainy River or Kenora District (includes First Nation communities) 
  • Families with children/youth diagnosed with multiple special needs (have more than one disability-related need that requires support to participate in daily living activities, school and play) and 
  • the child would require a long-term residential placement without the out-of-home respite or 
  • the family is at-risk of breakdown without the respite or 
  • the child is at-risk of harm to himself/herself or others without the respite
  • Initial assessment required; contact Intake Case Manager 
  • Respite worker is employed and trained by parent/caregiver 
  • Respite services are negotiated between Firefly and family on a quarterly basis
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - Fees listed on website ; In special cases, families with financial difficulties who cannot contribute the full amount may have fees reduced or waived upon careful consideration
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-467-5437
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-7203
Fax 807-467-5444 or 807-467-5553
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Intake Case Manager
Alternate Contact Karen Ingebrigtson, Executive Officer, Kenora Head Office; Phone: 807-467-5437 ext 2301; Fax: 807-467-5444; Email:
Located In Community Kenora
Address 820 Lakeview Dr
Kenora, ON P9N 3P7
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Intersection Lakeview Dr and Belle Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)