Family Service Toronto has been providing caregiver education, training and counselling support to people caring for seniors for over 25 years. We have 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 are looking to connect with people who are currently supporting a senior (55+): family, friend, neighbour, client, spouse.
We are working within 7 specific communities:
Contact: Erin Relyea, Caring for Caregivers Project Coordinator
Phone: 416-595-9230 ext. 265
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.
Are you helping a senior (55+) ?
Attend free caregiver workshops in English at our three locations across the city and:
Each month we have a new workshop topic which is presented at all our three locations: Church, Sterling and Victoria Park . Download list of May-November workshops.
1527 Victoria Park Ave | 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
355 Church St | 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
128A Sterling Rd | 4th Wednesday of each month, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
February: “Caregiving 101”
March: “Home Safety and Equipment for Seniors”
April: “Aging 101”
May: “Communication and Caregiving”
June: “Medication Management”
July: “Where to Find Resources in My Community?”
August: “Preventing Crisis as a Caregiver”
September: “Making the Health Care System Work for You”
October: “Sharing is Caregiving”
November: “Coping with Caregiving Changes”
All workshops are free. Light snacks and refreshments are provided.
Contact Service Access Unit
Service Access Worker
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.