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Host Chapter: Halifax Categories: Adults, Children and Youth, Parents and Caregivers

Weekend Recreation & Respite

Weekend Rec and Respite is a monthly opportunity for individuals with diverse needs ages 5-18 whos families are not currently accessing provincial funding for respite to have the opportunity for respite in a group program setting. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Weekend Recreation and Respite is proudly supported by the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.


Registration: CLOSED!

Please keep an eye out on our social media for when our Fall 2024 program registration date is announced.

See you in September!


This program is cross-disability. It is intended for participants to come and have fun with peers over the weekend. It also gives their parents, guardians, and/or caregivers an opportunity to have some time on the weekend for themselves while their loved one is doing what they also love.

The program is specifically for families who are unable to or not currently accessing provincial respite funding and/or support for whatever reason.


There are 2 age cohorts:

  • Kids – 5-12
  • Teens – 12-18

Each age group will have one assigned Saturday per month.

Registration Cost:

$20 per session attended.

Participants are required to complete the initial registration process (see Weekend Program Coordinator for details) and then they will have the opportunity to self schedule themselves monthly for sessions.


Mikayla Fisher, Weekend Program Coordinator

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