Recreation, respite and life skills fair

cal Saturday, January 13, 2018

clocck 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

location Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital


Accessible Event Accessible Event

Free EventFree Event


  • Learn about recreation, respite and life skills programs across the GTA.
  • Talk to representatives from over 30 community programs.
  • Find the right program to fit your needs.
  • Register for summer and seasonal services.

Information Booths: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Drop in

  • Holland Bloorview Recreation Services and Life Skills Development, Transitions, Music, Arts and Aquatics
  • Adapted Equipment: recreation, sensory, daily living
  • Inclusive and specialized community programs
  • Summer and seasonal camps
  • Respite services

Exhibitors at the fair:

  • Camp Awakening
  • Camp Concord / Concord in the City / Cedar Ridge Camp
  • Fiddlehead Care Farm
  • Special Olympics
  • Camp Kennebec
  • Christian Horizons
  • Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office – Ontario Early Years Centre
  • Woodgreen Community Centre
  • East Metro Youth Services
  • ConnectABILITY.ca
  • Easter Seals
  • STEPS Programs
  • March of Dimes Canada
  • Montage Support Services
  • Reach for the Rainbow
  • Respiteservices.com
  • City of Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation
  • The Dance Ability Movement
  • Ideas for Independent Living   **(will provide promo material to Arnold Lopez to present on their behalf)
  • Flaghouse Canada
  • Ability Online
  • Freedom Concepts
  • Forrest Communications Inc.
  • Koolway sports
  • DSO
  • Windreach Farms
  • Vita CLS & Mens Sana

Holland Bloorview programs/services:

  • Therapeutic Recreation & Life Skills
  • Music and Arts & Respite
  • Recreation Equipment Loan services
  • Foundation Capes for Kids Awareness
  • Care for the Caregiver
  • Funding Resources
  • Research 

Presentations: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  (No registration required)

Session 1

10:30 a.m. -  11:15 a.m. 

Finding the right camp for your child
Presenter: Ontario Camping Association & Reach for the Rainbow 

Session 2

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Adapted and integrated recreation programs
Presenter: City of Toronto: Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Session 3

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Hiring a Respite Worker
Presenter: RespiteServices.com

Session 4

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Life Skills Development and Transitions
Presenter: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Check out the information booths and participate in information sessions! You can also download a copy of the flyer.

Contact us at (416) 425-6220 ext. 6047 or recreationrespitefair@hollandbloorview.ca. While childcare is not available during this event, children are welcome to attend. Metered parking is available.