How do I become a respite provider?
Treatment Foster Care respite providers are part of a professional team dedicated to helping a child overcome difficulties in his or her life and establish positive relationships outside of the foster home.
The process of becoming a respite provider involves 2 phases:Part 1 (Written application) and Part 2 (Clearance checks and references). All successful applicants will also be required to take the respite training course delivered by Knowles Centre Inc.
Please follow the link and fill out all the requested information. All successfully matched respite applicants will be contacted and part 2 of the application will be completed.
You will be required to submit a criminal records check (for the vulnerable sector) and consent to a child abuse registry check. We will also check if you or your birth family has ever been involved with a child welfare agency (prior involvement with a child welfare agency does not necessarily preclude you from providing respite). You will also be asked to provide references, and a recent driver’s abstract. All successful applicants who are able to provide overnight respite in their home will also need a physical home check administered by a program staff member.
To begin the application process to become a Treatment Foster Care Respite Provider, please complete the Respite Application .
For more information, contact:
For more information, click here to view additional Treatment Foster Care program information .
Treatment Foster Care Program
Knowles Centre Inc.
2065 Henderson Highway
Telephone: 204 339-4692 (Ext. 173)
Fax: 204 338-9082