Red Roof Retreat provides quality respite and recreational programs for children, youth and young adults with special needs, and their families in the Niagara Region. Red Roof Retreat is a place where relationships and skills are developed, awareness is created and bonds are nurtured, through understanding and respect for each individual’s special needs.

Those participating in Red Roof Retreat programs have a range of special needs, and may require supports for their physical, cognitive or medical needs.

A Niagara Regional Charity, Red Roof Retreat is located on a beautiful 11-acre farm, The Ranch, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Founded in 2001, Red Roof Retreat provides the following programs and opportunities.


heart Weekend Respite for children aged 3-18yrs of age

heart Adult Day Programs for people aged 18-40yrs requiring one-on-one support

heart Summer Camp for children and youth aged 5-21yrs

heart Saturday Day Camps for children aged 5-15yrs

heart Teen Nights for teens and young adults aged 16-21yrs

heart Horseback Riding for anyone with special needs

Other Opportunities

heart Educational or Recreational School Trips

heart Day Visits for other agencies serving the special needs population

heart Volunteer Opportunities and Post Secondary School Placements

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Major Sponsors

Trillium Foundation

Branscombe Family Foundation

Niagara Community Foundation

Carol and John Walker

Casino Niagara

Wise Guys Charity Fund

Investors Group

Niagara’s Finest Inns


Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club

Niagara Falls Rotary Club

Simpson’s Pharmacy

Canadian Tire Financial Services

Mischa Weisz Foundation

Canadian National Autism Foundation