Applications & Forms

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Participant or a Volunteer at Hope Haven.  The majority of our forms are offered in an Online version and a select few as a PDF. Please make sure you have filled out all necessary forms required for your application.

Please scroll further down the page to view links to funding options available.


We have a wide variety of volunteer positions available. All applicants need to have a completed Volunteer Application and Vulnerable Sector Police Check. We also ask that you review the Volunteer Manual before your first training session at Hope Haven.

Online Volunteer Application

Vulnerable Sector Police Check (PDF)

Volunteer Manual


All new program participants are required to fill out a Participant Application as well as a Professional Referral Form.

Online Participant Application

Online Professional Referral Form


Other Forms

Online General Waivers & Indemnity Release

Saddle Up For Success - School Program

For information on our Saddle up for Success program, please contact Robyn our program manager if you are interested in participating. Phone 519-986-1247 or email:


We have been the recipient of many generous donations and are extremely grateful for the support. These contributions are absolutely necessary to support our mission to provide a transformative experience through our distinctly designed programs for individuals with challenges.

Donation Form (PDF)


For families and individuals in need of a little extra financial support, we have compiled some community and government funding options that are available to apply to. Please follow the direct links to learn more about them and submit an application.



Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Jumpstart’s core purpose is to enrich the lives of children in need (4-18 years old) through sports and physical activity. They assist with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation.

Click here to bring you directly to the Jumpstart online application.


Grey National Child Benefit (NCB)

Applicants must reside in Grey County, have household earnings less than $50,000 per year and children under 18 years of age residing with you on a regular basis.

Click here to view the details and full application through the YMCA website.

The application may also be picked up at the YMCA or Grey County municipal offices.


Beaver Valley Outreach

Based out of Thornbury Ontario, the BVO has recreational funding available for children under 18 years, who are residents of the Town of Blue Mountains with household earnings less than $40,000 per year.

Click here to take you directly to their website and application.



Youth recreational funding is available through youthreach for Simcoe county residents that are facing financial barriers.

Click here to apply online through their website.



Passport Program

Individuals with developmental disabilities that are 18 years of age or older may receive funding for recreational programs through Passport. This program is funded through the government of Ontario and administered by your local Developmental Service Ontario office.

Click here for more information if you live in Grey or Bruce counties.

Click here for more information if you live in Simcoe county.



Hope Haven Financial Assistance

After exhausting the above funding opportunities, individuals of all ages are invited to apply for this very generous sponsorship that has been donated by one of Hope Haven's amazing families. Click the below link to the application for more details.

The MeidaHart Family Sponsorship

Note: Hope Haven's Online Professional Referral Form is a requirement for the above application.


Need More Information?

Explore these guides developed by Disability Credit Canada Inc. for more information.

Comprehensive Disability Tax Credit Guide

What Is Child Disability Tax Credit and Do You Qualify?




Please contact Robyn our Program Manager for any questions or assistance with funding.

Office phone 519-986-1247 or email


545747 Sideroad 4A, RR #2
Markdale, ON N0C 1H0

(t) 519-986-1247


Located on Sideroad 4a between
7th Line and 9th Line.

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Ian Hayes - Executive Director

Robyn Allen - Director of Operations & Physiotherapist

Kim Reain - Director of Events & Community Outreach

Michelle Lemire - Volunteer Coordinator

Emma Houser - Program Administrator & Instructor (PATH Int. CTRI, EC Instructor of Beginners)

Danielle Caswell - Head Instructor & Equine Manager (PATH Int. CTRI, EC Competition Coach)

Gillian MacNeill - Instructor (CanTRA CTRII, PATH Int. CTRI)

Shannon Speer - Recreation Coordinator (RT, EAPDC)

Gretel Stanish - Instructor (Path Int. CTRI, EAPDC)

Alexis Murray - Instructor (EC Instructor of Beginners in training, Path Int. CTRI in training)

Dana Van Den Bergh - Instructor (EC Instructor of Beginners in training, Path Int. CTRI in training)

Laikyn West - Property Manager