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Sharing Information About OCO

Organizations and care providers can refer caregivers to the Ontario Caregiver Organization’s free programs and services.

If you would like to share information about the Ontario Caregiver Organization or any of its free programs and services, please feel free to use the following materials. For each program you will find website copy, a newsletter article, printable resources and social media posts. 

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    Ontario Caregiver Organization: One Point of Contact for Caregivers

    The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to support caregivers by being their one point of access to information, so they have what they need to be successful in their role. Working collaboratively with caregivers, healthcare providers and other organizations, OCO draws on the variety of work that is currently being done to ease caregiver burn-out and improve the caregiving experience. Our programs and services are available, free of charge, to caregivers across the province.

    24/7 Ontario Caregiver Helpline & Live Chat

    SCALE Program (Supporting Caregiver Awareness, Learning and Empowerment)

    Peer Support Program

    Online Support Groups

    Online Learning

    OCO Webinar Series

    Young Caregivers Website

    Podcast

     

    Take the time to care for yourself. For more information, please visit www.ontariocaregiver.ca

     

    Note: Program and services are available in French. Visit ontariocaregiver.ca/fr or call the Helpline for more information.

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    The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to support caregivers by being their one point of access to information, so they have what they need to be successful in their role. Working collaboratively with caregivers, healthcare providers and other organizations, OCO draws on the variety of work that is currently being done to ease caregiver burn-out and improve the caregiving experience. Our programs and services are developed in collaboration with caregivers, for caregivers including Peer Support, Online Learning, Helpline and more.

    “The OCO have captured caregiving challenges across the spectrum of illnesses like no other. I am so thankful and honoured to be a part of the great work that you are doing for caregivers!” – Caregiver

    To learn more about Ontario Caregiver Organization’s program and services, please visit

    https://ontariocaregiver.ca/.

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    If you are caring for a family member, friend or neighbour and need help, visit @CaregiverON‘s website to access free caregiver supports and resources including: a 24/7 Helpline, Peer Support, Online Learning and more.
    #caregivers #ontario
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    A cancer patient and her caregiver

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    A cancer patient and her caregiver

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Please download and print these items for your office, healthcare facility or other locations.

For sharing these or other OCO resources on your website, please use with credit: Information from the Ontario Caregiver Organization

Sharing Information About OCO’s 1:1 Peer Support Program

Organizations and care providers can refer caregivers to the OCO’s 1:1 Peer Support Program.

If you would like to share the 1:1 Peer Support Program on your website, newsletter, social media, or in person, please feel free to use the following materials.

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    If you are caring for a family member, friend or neighbour and need help, visit the Ontario Caregiver Organization to access free caregiver supports and resources including:  a 24/7 Helpline, Peer Support, Online Learning and more.

    For more information, please visit ontariocaregiver.ca or ontariocaregiver.ca/fr

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    Need to Talk? Join a Peer Support Program

    Caregivers support a family member, friend or neighbour with a physical or mental health challenge. The role can be exhausting and can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, as well as emotional burnout. If you would like to connect with a caregiver mentor who may be able to relate to your experience and offer support, consider joining the Ontario Caregiver Organization’s 1:1 Peer Support Program.

    “The 1:1 Peer Support program was an amazing experience for me. It was wonderful to have insights from someone who has so much lived experience with this. The initial intake was easy and efficient, my mentor was very well suited to me and met my needs, and I feel much stronger coming out of this. Thank you!” – Caregiver Participant

    Sign up at https://ontariocaregiver.ca/peersupport/

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    Need to Talk? Peer Mentors are experienced caregivers who are here to help provide support, encouragement or just to listen.

    Find the help you need today, sign up for @CaregiverON’s 1:1 Peer Support Program: https://ontariocaregiver.ca/peersupport/

    #CaringForCaregivers #PeerSupport

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    A woman looking at her laptop while making notes in her datebook

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Please download and print these items for your office, healthcare facility or other locations.

For sharing these or other OCO resources on your website, please use with credit: Information from the Ontario Caregiver Organization

Sharing Information About youngcaregiversconnect.ca

Organizations and care providers can refer young caregivers to the OCO’s youngcaregiversconnect.ca/ dedicated site.

If you would like to share the youngcaregiversconnect.ca/ dedicated site on your website, newsletter, social media, or in person, please feel free to use the following materials.

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    There are approximately a half a million young caregivers (under 25 years of age) in Ontario who play a critical role in supporting a family member. The added responsibilities of being a young caregiver can have a significant impact on their education, career decisions, social life, and overall mental health. That’s why The Ontario Caregiver Organization, in collaboration with young caregivers, has created a website that offers information and resources dedicated to their unique needs.

    For more information, please visit http://youngcaregiversconnect.ca/

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    Are you under 25? Do you help take care of a friend or family member? Then you are a young caregiver.

    There are over 500,000 young caregivers in Ontario, who provide emotional support, personal and medical care, and help around the house, like cooking, babysitting and cleaning. If this sounds like you, you are not alone. In collaboration with young caregivers, The Ontario Caregiver Organization has developed resources and information that supports young caregivers’ unique needs.

    “I have been looking for support being a young caregiver for a while. It has been nice to talk to other people my age that are going through similar things that I am.” – Young Caregiver Support Group Participant

    Please visit http://youngcaregiversconnect.ca/ or join our private chat forum to connect with other young caregivers and share your experiences.

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    Are you aged 15-25 and caring for someone with a physical or mental health condition?

    Visit youngcaregiversconnect.ca to connect w/ other young caregivers via discussion forum or peer support groups. @CaregiverON

    #YoungCaregiversConnect

    If you prefer to write your own posts, please tag us and use the following hashtags:

    #YoungCaregiversConnect

    #JeunesAidantsNaturelsBranchés

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Please download and print these items for your office, healthcare facility or other locations.

For sharing these or other OCO resources on your website, please use with credit: Information from the Ontario Caregiver Organization

Sharing Information about Helpline

Organizations and care providers can refer caregivers to the Ontario Caregiver Helpline.

If you would like to share the Ontario Caregiver Helpline on your website, newsletter, social media, or in person, please feel free to use the following materials.

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    If you’re caring for someone and you need support or have care questions, call the 24/7 Ontario
    Caregiver Helpline: 1-833-416-2273 or visit ontariocaregiver.ca.

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    Ontario Caregiver Organization

    You’re there for them. We’re here for you.

    The Ontario Caregiver Organization is proud to launch the Ontario Caregiver Helpline. Created in response to extensive research asking caregivers what they need, it provides caregivers with a one-stop resource for information and support. The Ontario Caregiver Helpline is available to all caregivers – regardless of age, diagnosis or where they live in the province – making it the only resource of its kind in Ontario.

    If you’re caring for someone and you need support or have care questions, call the 24/7 Ontario Caregiver Helpline: 1-833-416-2273 or use the live chat Mon-Fri from 7am-9 pm at ontariocaregiver.ca.

  • Social media

    If you are caring for a family member, friend or neighbour and need help finding resources in your community, contact the 24/7 Ontario Caregiver Helpline at 1-833-416-2273 or use the live chat Mon-Fri from 7am-9 pm at ontariocaregiver.ca. @CaregiverON #CaringForCaregivers

    Great news for #caregivers! @CaregiverON has launched the 24/7 Ontario Caregiver Helpline: 1-833-416-2273 or visit ontariocaregiver.ca #wecareforcaregivers #ONhealth #helpline

    An overwhelming majority of caregivers (77%) want one place to go for information and support. In response @CaregiverON has launched the 24/7 Ontario Caregiver Helpline: 1-833-416-2273 or visit ontariocaregiver.ca #wecareforcaregivers #ONhealth #helpline

    You’re there for your them. @CaregiverON is here for you. If you’re caring for someone and you need support or have care questions, call the Ontario 24/7 Caregiver Helpline: 1-833-416-2273 or visit ontariocaregiver.ca #wecareforcaregivers #ONhealth #helpline

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    A young woman comforting her father, in a wheelchair outside

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    A young woman comforting her father, in a wheelchair outside

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Please download and print these items for your office, healthcare facility or other locations.

For sharing these or other OCO resources on your website, please use with credit: Information from the Ontario Caregiver Organization

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