What is Respite?

Kardel provides respite only to families of adults with development disabilities in the geographical areas of Nanaimo, Parksville, Courtenay/Comox and Campbell River.  We receive referrals directly from our funder Community Living BC.  If you are interested in enquiring about your eligibility to receive respite services, please contact the Community Living BC office in your area.

Becoming a Respite Provider

Respite Providers are unique people.  You open your home and life to include an individual and their support network.  In doing so, you will build relationships with the person supported and their friends and family.  You may also learn new things about yourself in the process.  You need to be flexible, understanding, organized, open-minded and welcoming.  You need to celebrate diversity.  You need to be a problem-solver, and a good communicator with a sense of humour.

Your role is to provide safe care and support to the individual in a non-judgmental, inclusive environment.  You are responsible for the safety, health, and well-being of the person supported while they are in your care, and for making sure that person has the opportunity for personal and social development both inside and outside of your home.  In you are interested in becoming a respite provider please contact the Home Share Coordinator listed below in your area.

Home Share Coordinators – South Island

Pat Ellison
Phone: 250-382-5959 Ext. 226
email: Email Contact

Susan Engel
Phone: 250-382-5959 Ext. 234
email: Email Contact

Karen Shaw
Phone: 250-382-5959 Ext. 233
email: Email Contact

Jen Yarnell
Phone: 250-382-5959 Ext. 238
email: Email Contact

Home Share Coordinators – Mid and Upper Island

Kari Warner – Nanaimo
Phone: 1-250-729-7401
email: Email Contact

Gaylan Chequer – Parksville
Phone: 1-250-248-8336
email: Email Contact

Michael Plant – Courtenay/Comox
Phone: 1-250-338-6557
email: Email Contact

Jennifer Day – Courtenay/Comox
Phone: 1-250-338-6557
email: Email Contact

Ruth Kaye – Campbell River
Phone: 1-250-287-8397
email: Email Contact


Kardel Consulting Inc.
Head Office
209-2951 Tillicum Road
Victoria, BC V9A 2A6
Phone (250) 382-5959

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