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Booking Guidelines

booking-guidelinesAs always, the duration of your child’s visit is flexible. However, we do aim to offer all of our families a complete week or weekend of respite, so we prefer that the duration of a weekend visit be from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (or Monday morning to school), and a week visit to be from Monday after school to Friday morning (or add the weekend and discharge Sunday afternoon or Monday to school). We do not mind accommodating mid week admissions if there are extenuating circumstances. We only ask that you keep these to a minimum out of respect for other families as this means we must cut another’s visit short.

Bookings can be made by calling the Rotary Home at 613-236-3200 Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Regular Planned Relief

A popular alternative to making general bookings is to apply for our Regular Planned Relief Program.  Here are the highlights of this program: A popular alternative to making general bookings is to apply for our Regular Planned Relief Program (RPR). Here are the highlights of this program:

  • The RPR Program runs for the school year, from September until mid-June.
  • Your child will be booked to visit Rotary Home once every seven weeks.
  • You’ll receive a set schedule of your child’s bookings for the whole school year.
  • Your child’s visit will be from Sunday evening (or Monday afternoon) until the following Friday morning.
  • Your child maintains his or her usual school day routine.

How many days per year?

School Year (Sept – June)

Each family can book an initial set of 25 days of respite during the school year. You are invited to place your child on a waiting list for any days above the initial 25.

Summer Respite (July & Aug)

Our goal is to accommodate as many families in our community as possible. In response to the increased demand for summer respite, your child will be eligible for one full week plus one full weekend of respite for the summer months.

Holiday Visits

Due to the very high demand during school vacations, families are limited to the following:

2 long weekends per year
3 school professional days per calendar year
March Break once every 4 years

Admission & Discharge

We are licensed to only have a certain number of children in our care at one time. It is therefore important that you arrive at the agreed upon times for your child’s admission and discharge.

Recommended admission times are between 3:00 and 4:30 PM.

Recommended discharge times are between 1:00 and 2:30 PM

Cancelling a Visit?

Please call as soon as you are aware of the need to cancel or change your plans. This will enable us to provide relief to a family on the waiting list.



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