Empowerment for Caregivers

6.1 million Canadians balance personal commitments, caregiving duties and work responsibilities, every day.  But to be a good caregiver, you must be good to yourself.

Caregivers in Canada contribute more than $5 billion of unpaid labor annually to the health care system.  Caregiving for loved ones can be challenging, hard and often thankless work.  It can put a strain on even the most resilient of people.

If you’re a caregiver, taking steps to preserve your own health and well-being is vital: when your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit too.

Empowerment for Caregivers is a half day workshop which teaches caregivers about:
  • Self-care and the concept of balance; effects of caregiving on health and well-being
  • Taking responsibility for your own care; strategies for managing stress
  • Organizational skills that support the model of wellness
  • Moving forward; strategies that will help you stay on track of your self-care over time
  • Creating and accessing resources for you
Useful resources:

 Canadian Caregiver Coalition

How to get involved:

Empowerment for Caregivers is for individuals who are involved with long‐term care including caregivers and helpers who work with individuals with developmental disabilities, aging parents, parents of sick children, and/or individuals who require personal care needs on a daily basis.

This workshop costs $15.00 per person however if you find the cost challenging, please contact us, we may be able to help cover it.

Find upcoming Taking Care Of You: Empowerment for Caregivers dates below. Or, register your interest here to be notified about future Taking Care of You dates.

Upcoming Program Events

Sep 11

Empowerment for Caregivers

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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