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Changing CARE—Our time for action

We listened. We heard. Now it’s time for action. That’s been our mantra for just over a month now with the launch of our new funding initiative, Changing CARE. We’ve done the legwork, and we’re ready to take action in Ontario’s health and community care sectors. This past week was our deadline for Expression of More >

My whole experience: Olivia’s young carer journey

Catherine Monk-Saigal As long as she can remember Olivia Wyatt has been a caregiver to those around her. She didn’t grow into it and it didn’t come naturally—it was just always part of her. “It’s hard to remember it coming at all,” says Olivia, 17, “It was just always there. Caregiving was my whole experience.” More >

Action through policy: Legislation supporting family caregivers

Cayla Baarda Over the last few years, governments around the world have started taking action to improve legislative and policy supports for caregivers. As part of our research and discovery work, The Change Foundation took a closer look at some of the recent changes in legislation and policy worldwide. Although we found promising policy developments More >

Partnering with family caregivers essential to Changing CARE

Cathy Fooks, President and CEO In August, we announced details on our new funding initiative, Changing CARE. Since then, we’ve seen an overwhelming response from every corner of the Ontario health care environment. This is evidenced by the nearly 400 participants in our Changing CARE webinars throughout August and September, and the 70 Expressions of More >

Strong Engagement, Strong Research: The Keys to Our Approach

  Just as we welcome a new season and warm weather returns, we at The Change Foundation (TCF) are feeling very energized as we move into new phases of our work. Doing a deep dive into family caregiver issues through grassroots engagement and research has underscored for us just how imperative it is that we More >

Ontario’s health providers bring insight to the other side of caregiving

Health care is often grounded in human interactions, chiefly between the health provider and the patient and in some cases the family caregiver. Under its strategic plan, The Change Foundation (TCF) has already worked hard to acutely listen to the experiences of family caregivers in the health care system through the first phase of The Caring Experience. More >

Emerging Themes for Change

Lori Hale, Executive Lead, Research and Policy and Stephanie Hylmar, Research Associate 3.3 million people in Ontario identify as family caregivers (The Change Foundation, 2016). These individuals provide critical and ongoing support or care to a family member, friend or neighbour. As an essential part of our health and community care systems, family caregivers often have extensive More >

Balance Key to Our Work

Over the past six months we have listened intently to the voices of Ontario’s family caregivers. This past winter, we crisscrossed the province for The Caring Experience project, stopping in eight cities to meet with family caregivers at different workshops. I was fortunate enough to attend the first workshop in London, Ont. It was striking More >

WHAT’S BEING SAID

Where do #caregivers go for information and supports? We gained insights from our survey with 800 caregivers for the Spotlight on Ontario's Caregivers however we wanted to hear from our Caregiver Advisory Panel members as well. Check out what they said: bit.ly/2KJpOOm pic.twitter.com/WJG3ehZI0X