Ontario Autism Program - OAP Respite

Respite and Family Camp Lottery Application Opens February 5th.

Kinark Outdoor Centre, in partnership with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) at Kinark is pleased to offer Autism Respite Programs to families registered with the OAP and waiting for behavioural services.

Read about the respite programs and opportunity on our Autism page.

Selection and Screening Process

The experience is funded through the OAP at Kinark. Due to the high interest from families, staffing and facility limitations, there are not enough program spots for all who apply. **Due to the wilderness environment, it is possible that some high-risk behaviours are not safe in this setting – an outdoor centre staff member will determine this with you so that we can ensure a safe experience for everyone.

All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 26th, 2018. A random lottery process is then used to select families to participate. All applicants will be notified of their status by email; if no email is provided, families will be notified by phone by March 9th, 2018.

Please contact the Kinark Outdoor Centre the following week if you have not received a notification by email or phone.

 Complete and submit the form below to apply. 

OAP Family Respite and Family Camp Lottery Application

Please mark the program dates you are available to attend in order of preference (1-12, 12 being least preferable). Take note of the two types of programs also.
*There is no respite or family staffing for the family camp model


Contact Information


Children diagnosed with ASD

Family Members

Additional Information

Please feel free to provide us with any other information we should know about your family. Please note, once you have been accepted to the program, we will follow-up with a questionnaire to learn specific information on how to serve your family.
Upon hitting the "Submit" button you will be brought to a screen that will read "Success! Thanks for filling out our form!"  If you do not see this text feel free to call the office at 705-286-3555 to ensure your form has been submitted.