Welcome to The Change Foundation’s Caregiver Resource Hub!

No one family caregiver or caregiving experience is the same. This can make it difficult for health providers, policy makers, and community organizations to fully serve those individuals who are in need of assistance. Additionally, successful programs and protocols can be hard to identify, especially depending on the scale of which they happen. This is where The Change Foundation’s Caregiver Policy and Strategy Resource Hub can help.

As part of our caregiver engagement and research activities, we have developed a collection of legislation, policies, strategies, and organizations directed at family caregivers. These resources provide access for individuals and groups looking to help improve the experience of family caregivers. Collected through a narrative literature review in the summer of 2015, the resources found in the five main categories below are comprehensive in nature, yet not exhaustive.

 

          >   LEGISLATION SUPPORTING CAREGIVERS 

          >   SYSTEM CHALLENGES AND POLICY OPTIONS

          >   ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING FAMILY CAREGIVERS

          >   UNDERSTANDING CAREGIVING AND FAMILY CAREGIVERS

          >   TOOLS AND INITIATIVES

 

The Change Foundation intends to update these resources on a regular basis. We welcome feedback as well as additions and updates on resources and key documents.

For more information, please contact Lori Hale, Executive Lead, Research and Policy at lhale@changefoundation.com or 416-205-1315.

 


Acknowledgement

The Change Foundation would like to thank the following people who undertook background research to compile and update the resource documents:

  • Wendy MacLellan, who completed a practicum to support her Master of Health Sciences at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation;
  • Fatimah Atcha, who completed an internship to support her Master of Public Policy at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance; and
  • Cayla Baarda, hired as a Research Assistant at the Foundation after completing her Masters in Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto.

The Change Foundation also acknowledges the important work of Carers Canada and the Canadian Home Care Association whose resources served as an essential reference for the completion of this resource.

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