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Tri-County Respite Program


Changes to the Tri-County Respite Program Effective April 1, 2014


With the increase in need for adult respite across HKPR (Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge), the Developmental Service Network (Senior Executive Planning table) has approved that the Tri County Respite Fund now accept applications from Northumberland families.


Therefore effective April 1, 2014, the Tri County Respite Fund will be known as the HKPR Adult Respite Fund. 


What Is It?

The HKPR Adult Respite Fund is a program that allows families to access respite dollars in the counties of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton and Northumberland.  Families will be empowered to make decisions about who, what, where and when respite takes place.


  • The fund is available to families who are not receiving ongoing residential support and is for planned respite/relief that enhances or builds on the individual’s meaningful day or evening activities. This can assist with the cost of transportation in rural settings or direct support.
  • Respite providers can be neighbours, friends or respite agencies. Family members can be used for respite but cannot be the primary caregiver, spouse of the primary caregiver or an individual under the age of 18.
  • All approved days of respite must be used before March 31st of the budget year,

e.g. April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015.



  • Applicant and family must be residents of Peterborough County, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County or Northumberland County.
  • Applicant must be deemed eligible for services through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).
  • Individuals must be 18 years and older.
  • Families/Caregivers can apply for a maximum of $560.00.


Important Links and Forms

HKPR Respite Brochure

Application Process

Application Form



























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