The Caregiver Club Program is a one-year pilot project, funded by The Petro‑Canada CareMakers Foundation™. The program supports caregivers at Circle of Care and in Toronto & York region. The program will run from November 2020 to November 2021.
Our program was developed out of a need to better serve caregivers in Toronto, who dedicate their lives to caring for others and remain invaluable to the fabric of our communities, though all too often receive little support for themselves.
Who are family caregivers?
Family caregivers are those who provides unpaid support to a family member, friend or loved one who is experiencing a significant mental or physical health challenge. This support could be long-term, or episodic to address an acute health situation.
Members of the Caregiver Club Program may receive the following supports and services:
- Caregiver Navigator Support: The Caregiver Navigator will provide social work support to program caregivers by connecting you to local community resources tailored to your needs, and offering regular check-in Care Calls to provide ongoing assistance.
- Caregiver Curriculum: The program offers educational sessions on topics specific to caregiving. Additional online curriculum is provided through access to our e-newsletter and website.
- Peer Support: You may participate in virtual support group events to learn from fellow caregivers and share your own experiences.
- Courageous Caregivers Recognition Program: This recognition program acknowledges the hard work and dedication that family caregivers provide when caring for their loved ones and celebrates them through virtual events.
We welcome caregivers who are providing unpaid support to a family member, friend or loved one who is a senior age 55+ living in Toronto & York region. To participate in the program’s virtual curriculum and events, program participants require access to the internet.