- Northern Ontario

Site: Thunder Bay, Kenora, and Rainy River Districts

Service: Respite Care Network

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Maintains a large database of Independent Contractors who are interested in providing respite services for families 
  • Includes general orientation and training 
  • Provides assistance for families in the recruitment, screening and matching of independent respite providers 
  • Services may involve in-home care, community-based social and/or recreational opportunities and/or skill enhancing activities according to the needs and interests of each participant and their family
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Boundaries Communities along the Highway 17 and Highway 11 corridors
Eligibility Families who are responsible for the ongoing care of a family member of any age who has a disability or chronic health condition
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French
Fees Service ; Families are able to hire independent respite providers using funding they receive from the following sources:
  • Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program (ACSD) 
  • Special Services at Home (SSAH) 
  • Passports Funding 
  • Individualized Funding (IF) 
  • Enhanced Respite Funding 
  • Family-Directed Respite Funding (Wesway)
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-625-6692
Toll Free Phone 1-888-623-2353
Fax 807-623-6413
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Leigh Abthorpe, Intake Services Coordinator; Phone: 807-625-6695 * 1-888-623-2353 ext 6695; Email:
Alternate Contact Megan Elsey, Direct Funding Coordinator; Phone: 807-625-6672; Email:
Site Location South Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 1703 Victoria Ave E, Suite 210
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1C8
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Intersection Victoria Ave E and Selkirk St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)