Ontario Caregiver Organization Announced

by Home Care Ontario | Apr 03, 2018

Premier K. Wynne announced the establishment of The Ontario Caregiver Organization, a one-stop resource for friends and family members caring for loved ones living with a physical or cognitive condition, acute or chronic illness, injury or mental health and addiction issue.

The Ontario Caregiver Organization will provide and/or coordinate a full range of supports for Ontario caregivers, including lists of available services, facilitating access to information resources, and promoting collaboration between existing organizations. It will also play an advisory role on research and policy related to caregiving.  Janet Beed, whose report Expanding Caregiver Support in Ontario recommended the creation of this organization, will serve as Board Chair.  Recommendations in the Report were based on extensive consultation of caregivers, patients and a wide range of organizations that provide services and supports for caregivers.  Home Care Ontario participated in consultations with government regarding the creation of the new organization and will continue to consult and guide the development of the organization as it develops a plan to support caregiver needs.

In particular, the new organization will engage Indigenous communities including First Nations, Metis and Inuit; Francophone caregivers; racialized and marginalized caregivers; and young carers to further understand their needs and develop appropriate supports.

Read the Premier's Statement here.
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