Our Peer Mentors
My name is Nahlah and I’m originally from Sweden but now I call Ontario, Canada my home. I joined the position as a peer mentor with the Ontario Caregiver Organization in 2020 as I wanted to offer support that I wish I would have had during my own caregiving experience. Caring for a close family member at a young age was a whole new world to enter with many obstacles and questions. However, it was equally one of the single most humbling experiences of my life and I wish I could have had the option of speaking to someone in a similar situation. Having access to emotional support is essential when caring for someone. I understand that any caregiver faces challenges in regard to dealing with feelings such as guilt, loneliness, and lack of encouragement. Reaching out for help is a step in the right direction. I’m committed to being a long-term supportive contact person to whomever feel they are in need. Verbally expressing your concerns, questions and experiences is a gateway to relieving the tension and stress that comes along with being a caregiver to someone you love. Being part of the Ontario Caregiver Organization I participate in the various up skilling and informative initiative’s they provide as to further my understanding of the challenges you might be facing.