Peel Respite Services

Peel Respite Services is a family support service that promotes active living, and temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a family member with special needs. We help connect respite providers to families in the Peel region, allowing them to be self-employed and gain experience to enrich their skills in social services.
If you have a passion for helping others, we welcome you to watch our new video that discusses the program more and how to register. 

Back to School; Tips for Inclusive Education

Back to School; Tips for Inclusive Education

Returning to school is daunting for everyone especially those families whose children require additional support. With this in mind InfoPeel has created a tip sheet to help provide some pointers on the ways families can ensure their child has access to everything they require to be successful in the new school year.

Learning About the School

School Orientation: At the beginning or the start of the student’s school year, ask the school for how they can deliver a safe and informative orientation method whether in-person or virtual. Such areas to learn about would be the student’s classroom, quiet spaces, and sensory rooms. In addition, if you are new to Ontario, request to be connected to Settlement Services such as a Settlement Worker in School.

School Readiness Tips

Starting School this year? School Readiness Tips from our EarlyON Team

Even though school is going to look a little different this year, it’s still extremely important to prepare children for what’s to come and help them develop the skills they need to be successful in the classroom.

That’s why this August, CDRCP EarlyON hosted weekly virtual School Readiness Workshops. Each workshop focused on different topics related to school readiness. The idea for these workshops originated from a parent’s comment during one of our virtual programs. From there, we asked families what topics they would like to discuss and school readiness proved to be an important topic.

In case you missed our last virtual Workshop, titled “Parent Questions & Answers”, hosted by EarlyON Program Supervisor Mildred Frimpong, here’s a recap of what was covered and how you can support your child entering school.

Self-Care and Well-being: Tips and Resources

Making time for your personal well-being can often be categorized as something you do when you ‘have the time,’ or in other words, it’s not always deemed as an essential component of our everyday lives. In fact, you hear it on a daily basis, “I wish I had more time to work out!” or “I want to eat healthier, but where do I start?”


Setting Your Child Up for Success... It Starts with Practice

Setting Your Child Up for Success… It Starts with Practice

Sending your child off to school may seem like an emotional and nerve-wracking experience for parents and caregivers. Families may find themselves asking: How do I know if my child is ready to attend school? What can I do to help my child feel prepared and be successful? Where can I turn to for help?

Looking for Licensed Child Care? Start with InfoPeel

As the province slowly begins to reopen and companies begin to call their employees back to work, parents and caregivers are coming face-to-face with a new problem – finding licensed child care programs.

Mississauga-based charity goes virtual in midst of coronavirus pandemic

CDRCP's tranisition to virtual programming servicing children and families in Peel Region. Read the full article from 

CDRCP's Shift to Virtual Interview with Sauga 960 AM

Norm Murray from Sauga 960 AM spoke with Sara Ammar and Tenneil Dhaliwal from CDRCP, Child Development Resource Connection Peel. They explained how this Peel charitable organization made the shift to virtual to continue providing support for families during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Talking to Children about Race

The last few weeks have been challenging for us all as videos of violence against our Black community members and clear evidence of systemic racism, locally and globally, have flooded all media outlets. CDRCP will continue to take a stand in support of Black communities in Peel and around the globe and we recognize that these recent events have had a traumatic impact on members of our Black community.

As leaders in our sector, CDRCP can create awareness, have conversations, share resources and take a critical look at the representation of Black communities and visible minorities in the work we do.

Sylvia Leal Award for Exemplary Leadership

Do you know an exemplary volunteer with a Peel non-profit board of directors and/or community planning committee making a difference in the lives of children and families in Peel? Here is your change to put their name forward for the Sylvia Leal Award for Exemplary Leadership. CDRCP is calling for nomination of individuals whose support and inspiration stands out in the community. 

Have You Been Refused Access to Child Care?

No one should be refused access to child care because of special needs or subsidy. You have the right to access child care without discrimination.

Reduced Licensed Child Care Fees !

We have some great news for families! If eligible, families with children aged 0-4 years old attending licensed child care centres in Peel will recieve a fee reduction for fees paid in 2018.

Alex and Ani Event at Square One!

 Join us at the Alex and Ani Store at Square One on Friday December 8th from 4 pm - 7 pm as we meet community members, and inform them on CDRCP's programs and services in a fun and fashionable way!

Registering for CDRCP Workshops 101

The Quality Initiatives team at CDRCP provides innovate, inspiring, and enjoyable professional education opportunities for the Child Care and Early Years community. Many educators, and professionals in the sector participate to enhance their skills, develop new strategies, and learn best practices from topic experts and other professionals. Find out how easy it is to register and stay connected to all of the learning opportunities CDRCP has to offer!

Resource Centre's Most Popular Items!

Are you looking for fun activities to integrate into your classroom or learning environment? The Resource Centre at CDRCP contains various materials for educators and parents to introduce to young children. With over 5000 resources available for loan it can be tricky to narrow down what resources you should borrow… Here are the top 3 most borrowed items in the Resource Centre you can borrow today! 

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