The Caring for the Caregiver project has ended. From July 2018- March 2020, Family Service Toronto received funding from the Ministry of Health to expand our programs to better meet the needs of those who are caring for a senior (family, friend, neighbour, client, spouse).
We connected with people who were currently supporting a senior (55+): family, friend, neighbour, client, spouse.
We worked within 7 specific communities:
Contact: Karen Crow, Manager, Seniors and Caregivers Support Service Program
Phone: 416-595-9230 ext. 272
Funding for this project was generously provided by the Province of Ontario. The views expressed in this publication are the views of Family Service Toronto and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.
A free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.
Free online resources for family and community caregivers. CareChannel features over 80 ‘how-to videos’, as well as careguides.
The user-friendly, online platform explores topics from self-care, to how to assist someone with crutches, to dementia care. CareChannel is available in five languages: English, French, Punjabi, Spanish, and Mandarin.
Free online resources for Ontario caregivers and a 24/7 help line in English and French. To access the help call 1-833-416-2273 [CARE].
Access to government funded home and community care services, including: care coordination, personal support workers, nurses, physiotherapy, social work, medical supplies and equipment, etc. across Ontario.
Phone: 310-2222 (no area code)
Information and referrals for senior support services, as well as supportive counseling over the phone for seniors and caregivers in Toronto.
Transit option for persons with disabilities to travel in Toronto if their disability prevents them from using TTC conventional transit.
Counseling, support groups, and education for seniors and caregivers in Toronto.
A website resource with information on services and tips for caregivers created through a partnership with thehealthline.ca Information Network (a non-profit organization) and the Local Health Integration Networks – Home and Community Care – of Ontario.
A free crisis and emotional distress phone, online chat and text service that provides 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in the community.