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Respite Funding

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Check out these respite funding opportunities in BC!

Also: Download our funding guide, an easy to navigate and extensive collection of even funding opportunities: 



At Home Program

The At Home Program is designed to support the families of children and teens with a severe disability or complex health care needs. Provides funding to purchase respite care for eligible children. Families may choose the type of respite services that best suit their needs, either in their home or at another location.

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Community Living BC respite funding

CLBC offers 2 forms of respite funding for the families of adults with developmental disabilities who are CLBC supports.

Direct Respite

Family members receive funding that is used to pay for respite support. In this case, you would be responsible to coordinating your own respite support. This includes recruiting, screening and monitoring your respite support provider. The minimum amount available for direct respite is $3,080 per year.

Contracted Respite

CLBC or a service provider agency funded by CLBC will coordinate respite support for you. In this case, the agency will handle recruiting, screening, monitoring and paying your respite support provider.


Home Health

You can access respite services through your Home Health care provider, and learn more about funding opportunities through one of their facilitators. To receive Home Health services you must (1) be a resident of British Columbia and (2) be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.

Other funding

It is strongly recommended that you also ask other programs and organizations you are involved with about respite funding, as some may offer respite funding. For example, the Victoria Society for Children with Autism offers respite funding to its members as available.

BC Disability Funding Main Page

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