Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Family Respite Program

  • Caregivers and Families

Respite gives parents and guardians a temporary or short-term break from the daily responsibilities of caring for a child who has an intellectual disability.

Respite can help improve the caregiver's physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being.

A respite benefit is an income-tested, monthly financial benefit for parents or guardians of a child who has an intellectual disability.

The purpose of the benefit is to enable parent or guardians to pay for short-term alternative or additional supervision and care of the child.

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