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About Wesway

Respite Care Benefits Everyone

Personalized Respite Service

Our Mission

Wesway provides personalized respite services.

Wesway builds community partnerships and promotes inclusion through community development.

Wesway envisions a model of respite support services to meet the needs of community with respect and dignity.

Our History

Wesway was incorporated in 1973 by a small group of volunteers from the Wesley and Wayside United churches. Although Wesway is no longer formally affiliated with the original church groups, our name still honours the tremendous contributions of our early volunteers. Read More

Our Service Area

Wesway’s respite services are available in northwestern Ontario, along the corridors of Highway’s 11 and 17 from the Manitoba border to Manitouwadge. The services Wesway can offer to families varies depending on the location. Wesway's goal is to provide quality respite care to families throughout the communities we serve.


The responsibilities of providing ongoing 24-hour care can be stressful and exhausting. Respite provides a short break for family caregivers to enjoy some personal time or simply get much needed rest. Periods of respite help sustain the strength of family caregivers so they can continue their vital role of caring for their family member at home.


Respite helps people with a disability or chronic health condition to continue living at home with their families. For many participants – young children, teens, adults or seniors – respite offers opportunities to socialize, pursue interests, build confidence and participate in community activities.


Respite helps caregivers and their family members contribute to the life of the community. A flexible range of respite services helps build a stronger community with support networks that are inclusive and caring of all citizens.


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