Caregiver support resources available to Canadians
This online guide has a wide range of resources, including an online magazine, Caregiver Solutions, and more.
CHPCA is the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada, advocating for quality end-of-life and hospice palliative care in Canada. They provide resources to family caregivers.
This website is Canada’s largest repository of information on palliative and end-of-life care for patients, family caregivers, healthcare providers, researchers and educators. It also provides discussion forums and professional advice free of charge.
An internet-based registered charity, Caregiving Matters offers education and support to family caregivers.
Carers Canada embodies and reinforces the national and international movement to ensure the recognition and inclusion of carers in social policy.
At this online community dedicated to all topics caregiving and health, you can talk with experts and meet other caregivers like you. Learn, share and connect with the largest online caregiver support network in Canada.
Caregivers Alberta is an organization of caregivers, for caregivers. They focus on caregivers as individuals, helping them maintain their wellbeing rather than teaching them how to be better caregivers.
This non-profit society’s mission is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers through support, information and education. They provide leadership to strengthen the voice of family caregivers and promote the significance of their role.
Caregivers Nova Scotia provides free programs, services, information and advocacy for family and friend caregivers.
This site aims to connect family caregivers with a wide range of information, services and supports available in Ontario.
This group of individuals and organizations is dedicated to recognizing the importance of unpaid caregivers in Ontario by raising awareness of the value they add to the healthcare system, and by advocating for improved, fair access to needed supports.
A not-for-profit funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Ontario Caregiver Organization offers comprehensive assistance, from resources to information on peer support groups, through a convenient single point of access, including a 24/7 telephone support line.
Servicing the province of Quebec, l’Appui pour les proches aidants d’aînés was created in 2009 to help improve the quality of life of those providing care to older adults by facilitating their daily tasks and ensuring that they take full advantage of available resources.
The RANQ is an organization in Quebec that aims to improve the quality of life of caregivers in Quebec.
Teva Canada develops treatment options for Canadians across many therapeutic areas. The following health charities and organizations serve caregivers and patients in the areas where we work.
Through community programs and services, the Alzheimer Society of Canada works across the country to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and to advance the search for the cause and cure.
Autism Canada advocates for and supports Canadians with autism and their families.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer.
The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families, and funds research to find the cause of and cure for this disease.
Parkinson Canada provides support services and education to people living with Parkinson’s disease, their families and the healthcare professionals who treat them.
Access information on different financial benefits programs available for caregivers through the Government of Canada.
In federally regulated transportation services and facilities, this agency ensures that undue obstacles are removed.
If you need to modify a dwelling to make it more accessible, you may qualify for financial assistance from CMHC.
Caregiver incentives and benefits may be available through the CRA.
ESDC offers information on career planning, financial benefits, labour, and workplace training and learning.
The Government of Canada offers information on benefits, tax credits and other assistance to caregivers.
The following organizations are responsible for providing public healthcare and social services within their respective provinces. All health services can be accessed within each province by dialling 811.
AHS is Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to over four million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.
PHSA has a unique role in BC's health authority system: ensuring that BC residents have access to a coordinated provincial network of high-quality, specialized healthcare services.
Manitoba has five regional health authorities. They are responsible for improving the health system, supporting the region and supporting the health of Manitobans.
Focused on patient- and family-centred care, Horizon Health Network operates 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices, providing services ranging from acute care to community-based health services.
Newfoundland and Labrador
This is a continuum of community-based health services provided through a network of regional health authorities.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. They operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province.
ServiceOntario INFOline: 1-866-532-3161
LHINs are not-for-profit corporations responsible for planning, delivering and funding local healthcare to 14 different geographic areas of the province of Ontario.
Prince Edward Island
Health PEI is responsible for the delivery of publicly funded health services in Prince Edward Island. The organization operates hospitals, health centres, public long-term care nursing facilities, and community-based programs and services.
Integrated Health and Social Services Centres (CISSS) and Integrated University Health and Social Services Centres (CIUSSS)
Integrated health and social services centres (Centres intégrés de santé et de services sociaux or CISSS) and integrated university health and social services centres (Centre intégré (universitaire) de santé et de services sociaux or CIUSSS) ensure accessibility, continuity and quality of services for people in their territory.
The newly amalgamated Saskatchewan Health Authority provides most health services in the province, either directly or through healthcare organizations.
NTHSSA is responsible for the design and delivery of territorial health and social services planning across the Northwest Territories.
The HCC program helps Nunavummiut care for themselves with help from family and community members while keeping their sense of independence and wellbeing.
The mission of Yukon Health and Social Services is to promote, protect and enhance wellbeing through a continuum of quality, accessible and appropriate health and social services.
Apps for caregivers
You may find the following apps helpful in gathering, monitoring and sharing information about the person in your care.*
This app allows you to create a personalized website to share health updates with everyone at the same time—and coordinate help. See it at: https://mobileapp.caringbridge.org/new/
With the Help Calendar, you can post requests for support—meals for the family, rides to medical appointments or just stopping by to visit. See it at: https://lotsahelpinghands.com/
Able to integrate with many wearable tech and medical devices, this app allows you to record and monitor measurements such as blood pressure, oxygen saturation, glucose, etc., as well as medication doses and schedules. See it at: https://ecare21.com/
Manage medications with this app, such as refill reminders and dose tracking, as well as access tools for family and caregiver support. See it at: https://www.medisafeapp.com/