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 and 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: The Ontario Caregiver Organization exists to support Ontario’s 4 million caregivers; ordinary people who provide physical and emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. We support caregivers by being their one point of access to information, so they have what they need to be successful in their role.

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.