Compensating patients and caregivers for their expertise

Christa Haanstra, Executive Lead Strategic Communications In 2015, when we researched and wrote Should Money Come into It?, a tool for helping to decide whether to pay patient- and caregiver-engagement participants, we knew it was a hot topic. In fact, it received a lot of attention at launch and remains one of our most popular More >

Three provincial caregiver organizations and another on the way

Pierre Lachaine, Senior Communications Associate As Ontario’s own caregiver organization comes closer to becoming reality (more on that below), and as recognition of the plight of the caregiver builds momentum in our province, it’s more important than ever for us to learn from those who have blazed the trails we are riding on. Sharing what More >

Young Carers – The Invisible Population

TCF response to Kielburger article in the Huffington Post Christa Haanstra, Executive Lead, Young Carers To see Craig and Marc Kielburger shine a large spotlight on young carers, in their recent Huffington Post article, “Forced to Grow Up Too Fast, Canada’s Young Carers Face Trauma,” is extremely encouraging. This invisible population which makes up 28% of More >

“You are not alone” – Advice From One Caregiver to Others

Rebecca Goss Communications Assistant Thirteen years ago, when James’s son was in his second year of university, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. This thrust James and his wife, Terry Sweitzer, into the roles of family caregivers, joining 3.3 million others in Ontario. The role of family caregiver – that is, caring for a friend, family More >


#Youngcarers are children or youth who care for a sibling, a parent or a grandparent. If your org supports this population, let us know!