RMCDC administers funds for up to 28 families to purchase their own respite care. Families who meet the Ministry for Children and Family Development requirements are eligible to receive Respite Program services until their child reaches the age of seven.
Eligibility is determined by the Ministry for Children and Family Development and funds are provided by the government. For information on the referral process, contact your Family Support Worker or MCFD Social Worker.
RMCDC will be contacted by the Ministry for Children and Family Development when the referral has been approved. The family will be placed on a waitlist for respite services and will be contacted to complete a Respite contract when a space becomes available. Families will be required to complete monthly forms to verify the use of the funds. Any funds received but not used within a fiscal year (April – March) will be returned by the family to RMCDC.
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