Adventure Project:
Recreation and Respite for PWS Families

OPWSA has received funding from the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund and Toronto Foundation in support of the Adventure Project: Recreation and Respite for PWS Families.

The original purpose of the funding was to provide our PWS Week at Shadow Lake individuals with respite funds since our camp week was canceled this year. We have decided to open up the application process to other families as well.

In order to be eligible to receive the funding, the individual with PWS must live in Ontario, Canada.

We are asking interested families to submit a proposal on how they are planning on using the funds if their proposal were to be accepted. The funding should be used to hire respite workers, and/or for respite programs or activities for the individual with PWS to be engaged in outside of the house. Given the situation with COVID-19, we are aware that families might not feel comfortable with hiring respite workers, so funding could also be used for a family member or friend to do an activity with the individual with PWS (for example, a trip to the zoo).

Please note that there are limited funds, so we may not be able to accept all proposals. Accepted proposals will be eligible to receive up to $500 worth of funding. We are accepting proposals between now and February 28th. You will receive notification on whether your proposal has been accepted within 1 week of submitting your proposal. Funds must be used by March 31st, 2021.

OPWSA will reimburse you by cheque for the accepted funding amount AFTER you have used all of the allocated funds and submitted the required report, receipts and paperwork.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Coens, OPWSA Executive Director at