Caregiver Support in Ontario

The links compiled below are for sites external to careopoly.com

These links are to be used at your own discretion and are there to support Caregivers in Ontario

SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS

Ontario Caregiver Coalition – national body representing interests of caregivers with all levels of government and the community

caregiver-connect.ca – Victorian Order of Nurses national site for informal caregivers

Compassionate Care Benefits, Employment Insurance – criteria to apply and receive federal Compassionate Care Benefits

Saint Elizabeth – Caring for Family section offers support and solutions for coping, decisions, financial issues and providing care

Powerhouse Project – Young Carers Initiative – supporting those 18 years of age and under who are in a caregiving role for a family member needing assistance

CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE OR DEMENTIA

Alzheimer’s Reading Room – a son writes about caring for mother with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer Society of Ontario – provincial caregiving resource

When Dementia is in the House – a website for teens and parents trying to cope with early-onset dementia

 

CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH CANCER

Canadian Cancer Society – support for people living with cancer and their caregivers

Cancer Care Ontario – link to all regional cancer programs in Ontario, plus information about research, prevention and care
END-OF-LIFE CARE

BestEndings helps you navigate personal and medical decisions as life’s end nears

Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about end-of-life care

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario -information about a wide range of hospice palliative care services and resources

Hospice Vaughan provides grief counselling due to the loss of a loved one, or is anticipating the loss of the loved one due to a terminal illness

CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS

Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH) promotes seniors’ mental health by connecting people, ideas and resources

Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario) is committed to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families, and to the promotion of mental health for all

CARING FOR SENIORS

Canadian Association of Retired People (CARP) – committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging in Canada’

National Seniors Council, Government of Canada advises the Government of Canada on all matters related to seniors well-being and quality of life

Ontario Long Term Care Association – largest long-term care provider association in Ontario representing a mix of long-term care home operators

CARING FOR A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Ministry of Children and Youth Services is a government website with information about the services available

Parents Advocacy in the School assists parents, children and families with concerns regarding special needs.

Three To Be – PAL (Parent Advocacy Link) has lists of resources, services and supports.

TVO Parents – Helping parents help their kids succeed in school and life

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