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 partners below who donated in 2016:

  • Amsterdam Brewhouse on the Lake
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Bennington Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation
  • Casa Loma
  • Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
  • City Sightseeing Toronto
  • CN Tower
  • Courtyard by Marriot Downtown
  • Estiatorio VOLOS
  • Fab Concepts Inc.
  • Fairmont Royal York Hotel
  • Go Tours Canada
  • Hilton Toronto
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville
  • Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Toronto Centre
  • Hyatt Regency Toronto
  • InterContinental Toronto Centre
  • InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
  • Irish Embassy Hospitality Group
  • Marche Restaurant
  • Mariposa Cruises
  • Marriott Bloor Yorkville, Toronto
  • Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre
  • Medieval Times
  • Novotel Toronto Centre
  • Park Hyatt Toronto
  • Radisson Admiral Hotel – Toronto Harbourfront
  • Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
  • Signs Restaurant – Wine & Cocktail Bar
  • Soulpepper Theatre Company
  • Steam Whistle Brewing
  • The Omni King Edward Hotel
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
  • The Strathcona Hotel
  • The Westin Harbour Castle
  • Thompson Toronto