The Red Roof Retreat in Niagara on the Lake – provides quality respite and recreational programs for children, youth and young adults with special needs, and their families – Claire Ellsworth
Claire Ellsworth is the Special Events Coordinator with Red Roof Retreat, and has been with the organization since 2014. She is a graduate of Brock University in Therapeutic Recreation as well as a graduate of Niagara College in Event Management. Claire’s passion for individuals with special needs started when she was 15 years old when she wanted to learn more about her Uncle who has Down Syndrome. Since then she has been volunteering with Special Olympics, where she coaches multiple sports. Claire, her husband Kyle and their son Ryker have also been mentors to a 13 year old special needs girl for the last 5 years. Her passion for working in the nonprofit sector and helping individuals with special needs continues to grow and develop.