Respite Providers

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.

Part 1:
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.

Part 2:
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:

Tina Case
Program Assistant
Treatment Foster Care Program
Knowles Centre Inc.
2065 Henderson Highway
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2G 1P7
Telephone:  204 339-4692 (Ext. 173)
Fax: 204 338-9082
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more information, click here to view additional Treatment Foster Care program information . 



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