Caregiver Support

Click on the heading of each of the resources below to follow the link to that organization:

Canadian Virtual Hospice

The Canadian Virtual Hospice is an interactive network for people dealing with life-threatening illness and loss.

Canadian Caregiver Coalition    

The Canadian Caregiver Coalition is the national body representing and promoting the voice, needs and interests of family caregivers with all levels of government, and the community through:

  • Advocacy and leadership
  • Research and education
  • Information, communication and resource development

Live-in caregivers - Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration    

Live-in caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision. Live-in caregivers must live in the private home where they work in Canada.

Both the employer and the employee must follow several steps to meet the requirements of the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).

Care Guide: Helping People Live at Home - Ontario Community Support Association    

The Ontario Community Support Association represents not-for-profit community agencies. Not-for-profit agencies are accountable to their clients and communities and have provided high-quality services in Ontario for more than 30 years. Services are provided by professional staff and trained volunteers also contribute to many services.

You and Your Aging Parents - Canadian Mental Health Association    

Information about care giving for individuals with mental health issues.

Being a Caregiver - Service Canada    

An information portal from the Government of Canada about support programs for care-givers.

Government Response To The Report of the Special Senate Committee on Aging: Canadas Aging Population: Seizing the Opportunity - Seniors Canada    

The Special Senate Committee on Aging was appointed on November 7, 2006 to examine and report upon the implications of an aging society in Canada. The Committee was given a broad mandate to examine the issues in relation to key themes including: promoting active living and well being; housing and transportation needs; financial security and retirement; abuse and neglect; health promotion and prevention; and health care needs?

Protect Yourself Against Caregiver Burnout! - Veterans Affairs Canada    

A brief quiz about caregiver burnout and some helpful tips and resources.

Research on Family Caregiving in Palliative and End of Life Care - Family Caregiving for People at End of Life

A research organization dedicated to caregivers and palliative care.

Tips for Caregivers - Canadian Dental Association    

Information for caregivers about dental care and oral health.

This Day is for Me: Caring for the Caregivers - McConnell Foundation    

Describes the caregiving experience, how eight projects have tried to address respite differently, and why it is critically important for all levels of Canadian society to recognize and support the caregivers in our midst.