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Caregiver Distress is on the Rise. New Report Shares Wishlist of What Caregivers Say They Need

October 8, 2019

In Ontario, 3.3 million ordinary people including children and youth are caring for family members, partners, friends or neighbours with physical and/or mental health..

Andrea Rovazzi – From Wife to Caregiver. The complexity of finding a ‘new normal’.

June 25, 2019

Andrea Rovazzi was a full-time employee, mother, and wife. She never expected she would take on the role of a caregiver so early in..

Donna Thompson and her Unexpected Journey of Caring: Q&A

June 10, 2019

Caregiving is a journey that requires sacrifice, selflessness and vast amounts of strength. But the rewards are sometimes joy and often the knowledge that..

Meet Amy, Our New CEO

May 23, 2019

Please join The Ontario Caregiver Organization in welcoming Amy Coupal as CEO. I had the chance to sit down with Amy to talk about..

Caregiver Q&A: Carole Ann on Caregiver Mental Health

May 10, 2019

While many caregivers find their role rewarding, half say that they feel mental strain as a result of their caregiving. For Mental Health Week,..

Caregivers Develop Wishlist to Help Improve Their Mental Health

May 6, 2019

The mental health and well-being of caregivers is an important, but sometimes overlooked, issue that caregivers and the organizations that support them are acknowledging..

What’s your self care plan?

April 2, 2019

“It isn’t easy to prioritize self-care if you feel like it’s something frivolous, indulgent, or even selfish. When it is too narrowly defined and..

Are you a caregiver?

March 25, 2019

I never thought of myself as a caregiver until I interviewed for a position with The Ontario Caregiver Organization.  It was during the interview..

Ten Ways Caregivers Can Ease the Winter Blues

February 20, 2019

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type depression related to the change of seasons but it’s about more than just feeling down because its..

Caregiving: Ontario’s not-so-quiet crisis

December 20, 2018

Caregiving is sometimes referred to as the quiet crisis; a crisis that is smoldering below the surface and which requires urgent attention and action..