Family Service Toronto has been providing caregiver education, training and counselling support to informal and formal (e.g. paid) caregivers for over 25 years. We have received a grant from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to expand our caregiver programs to better meet the needs of people, like you, who are caring for an older person.

What is the purpose of this study?

To understand caregivers’ needs we are conducting focus groups with caregivers, like yourself, to learn more about the caregiver role, resources and additional needs.  We are interested in learning what is involved in your role as a caregiver, the challenges, strengths, supports and barriers to support.

Who can participate in the study?

We are looking to speak with people who are currently caregiving or supporting a senior.

Location and dates

Location: Family Service Toronto, 355 Church St., 3rd Floor
Dates: Friday, Nov 2, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, Nov. 9, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

For more information: Erin Relyea, Coordinator Caregiver Education Project
416 977 0559 ext 265 |


Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. TTC fare and resources for respite can be provided, if needed, to help you participate in the study. We will provide light snacks and refreshments.

Download flyer: Caregivers Support Focus Group

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