Our Vision"That all persons live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community and have the opportunity to participate effectively"

Our MissionTo facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in the life of the community and its economy. This mission is addressed in the context of both advocacy activities and service provision.
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Respite Services

The purpose of respite is to provide an opportunity for families and/or caregivers to take a 'break' while their child engages in fun, meaningful activities with a respite provider. Respite enables the parent and/or caregiver to re-energize themselve, spend time doing things they like, or spend time together as a couple. Respite workers can also assist people to participate in their community, join recreational programs, skill development, facilitate social connections, etc.
Supports and Services include:
  • assisting families with funding applications
  • assisting families to develop respite plans
  • assisting families to identify a variety of respite options
  • assisting families to recruit respite worker

CLPE brokers Ministry funding. These often include:

  • Special Services at Home
  • Autism Respite Funding
  • Passport Funding
Respite Website
Visit respiteservices.com;  a website that matches families with respite workers. Valuable tips for parents are available such as interview questions, screening tips, recruitment strategies, information to share with potential providers, etc.  Various respite options and training opportunities are also posted on the site.
Out of Home Respite
This is a referral based service for children birth to 18 years of age who have multiple complex disabilities. Services come in three forms: Host Family, Group Care and Summer Supports. Community Living Prince Edward coordinates the Host Family services in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. CLPE recruits and screens family home providers; matches respite providers and families, provides training and ongoing support and coordination.
Community Living Prince Edward coordinates the summer respite supports for Prince Edward County. Children are supported to be involved in inclusive summer camps and recreation programs in their community.
For more information please contact us at 613-476-6038 or email us at info@clpe.on.ca