Relax, Recharge, Renew

Provide A Much-Deserved Break

The Relax, Recharge, Renew program provides parents of children with special needs a much-deserved break. Tourism Toronto, with the assistance of partners, provides weekend packages that include a limousine pick up, a two-night hotel stay, tickets to museums and other attractions, and meals at local restaurants. Families benefit from these weekend getaways every week throughout the year.

The child with special needs may be cared for in one of several high-quality, provincially-funded respite care centres. Under coordination of, the remarkable respite care facilities partnered on this program are Safehaven, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab, Community Living Toronto and Erinoakkids.

Participating families are identified by respite providers. Families interested in learning more about the program and how to participate should contact their respite providers or

In only a few years of operation, Relax, Recharge, Renew has been recognized by a variety of prestigious local and international organizations for exceptional corporate social responsibility. Awards and recognition include:

  • Power of A Silver Award – ASAE (U.S.-based association)
  • Commitment to the Community Award – IMEX (presented in Frankfurt, Germany)
  • CSR Award for Community Affairs – PR News (presented in Washington, D.C.)
  • Tourism Innovator of the Year – Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
  • Destination Champion – Destination Marketing Association International

If you wish to make a contribution to the program either in kind (providing hotel rooms, tickets, restaurant meals) or a monetary donation, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Lindsay Cowell at 416-203-3815 or

Thank You!

We could not do this without the many generous contributions from our partners. Thank you to the donor partners below:

  • Aga Khan Museum
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Bennington Worldwide Chauffered Transportation
  • Casa Loma
  • Chill Ice House
  • City Sightseeing Toronto
  • CityRuns
  • CN Tower
  • Cora Restaurant
  • Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown Hotel
  • Culinary Adventure Co.
  • The Distillery Restaurants Corporation
  • Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Downtown Hotel
  • e11even Restaurant
  • Fairmont Royal York Hotel
  • FlyGTA Airlines
  • Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites
  • Hilton Toronto Hotel
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Toronto Centre Hotel
  • Hot House Restaurant
  • InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel
  • Marche Restaurant
  • Mariposa Cruises
  • Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
  • MCC Destination Management
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Medieval Times
  • Novotel Toronto Centre Hotel
  • Omni King Edward Hotel
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Radisson Admiral Hotel – Toronto Harbourfront
  • Reptilia Zoo & Education Centre
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Airport
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
  • Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
  • Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel
  • Strathcona Hotel
  • Stronco Group of Companies
  • Table to Share
  • Tabule Restaurant
  • The Power Plant
  • Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
  • Toronto Bicycle Tours
  • Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel
  • Toronto Marriott at CF Eaton Centre
  • uFly Simulator Inc.
  • VIA Rail
  • The Westin Harbour Castle
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre