Caregiver Support

Care for yourself and others

If you're a caregiver, you're not alone. There are resources available to help you provide care – and care for yourself.

Care options

Care conversations, it's about you and the person you support: Government of Canada introduction to becoming a caregiver.

Care options, choosing the best plan for you and the person you care for: Government of Canada information about developing a plan for care.

Caregiver readiness: Government of Canada video about caregiver planning.

Five Lifestages of Caregiving: SE Health description of the five stages of caregiving and a quiz to determine where you are on the spectrum as a caregiver

Caregiver associations/resources

Caregiver zone: Veterans Affairs Canada's site providing education, videos and other resources on caregiving topics to those taking care of veterans.

Ontario Caregiver Coalition: information about key initiatives related to caregiver issues in Ontario, along with resources for caregivers.

Resources for seniors/caregiving: Government of Canada portal to a discussion of how to care for others and care for yourself as a caregiver.

Tips for caregivers: Canadian Dental Association information for caregivers about seniors' dental care and oral health

Caregiver benefits

Government assistance and funding for caregivers in Canada: SE Health resource page on financial support and assistance.

Caring for caregivers

Caregiver support and mental health: an overview of the issue of caregiver mental health, with government and community-based responses.

This Day is for Me: Caring for the Caregivers: McConnell Foundation report describing the caregiving experience and why it is important for all levels of Canadian society to recognize and support caregivers.

End-of-life care

Advance care planning quick guide: the Advance Care Planning National Task Group has published this guide for how to start and have the discussion about end-of-life care.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: the CHPCA advances and advocates for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada.

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

End-of-life care – Government of Canada: information from Health Canada and the Department of Justice about end-of-life care, including palliative care and medical assistance in dying.

Palliative care information site – Government of Canada: information on palliative care and how it can help improve quality of life for those living with a life-threatening or serious illness.