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This toolkit houses the resources and tools we – and the Changing CARE teams – have created to help you implement co-design and caregiver engagement in your organizations. 

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Time to Talk Toolkit

Co-designed by providers and caregivers, the Time to Talk toolkit is a self-recognition and support tool that aims to facilitate awareness of caregivers – their roles and the value they bring to being on the care team, and encourage meaningful conversations.

Supporting Caregivers During Discharges

Effective discharge planning involves the family caregiver to ensure they have the supports and education needed for a smooth transition from the hospital to the community.

Improving Provider – Caregiver Interactions

Caregivers often have valuable information about patients and are often responsible for supporting care at home. To better support caregivers, we must recognize the important role they play, and support providers’ interactions with them.

The Caregiver Identification (ID) Program and Family Presence Policy

Recognizing that families and caregivers are an integral part of the collaborative care team, the Caregiver Identification (ID) program was designed to formally identify caregivers within care settings and facilitate their participation and role as members of the care team.

Frameworks and Rights: Improving Caregiver Experience in Care Settings

Organizations looking to engage and improve caregiver experience in their care settings can adopt a caregiver friendly framework and outline the rights of caregivers. Both tools inform staff, providers, patients and caregivers that caregivers are visible, and valuable, members of the care team.

Resource Hub

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.


The Embrace @CaregiversSDG #ChangingCARE team created these resources to support the healthcare providers by recognizing, listening to & considering #youngcarers as valuable members of the care team: