Caregivers are those who provide unpaid support to a family member, friend or loved one who is experiencing a significant mental or physical health challenge. This support could be long-term, or episodic to address an acute health situation.
Welcome to the Caregiver Club at Circle of Care
Who are caregivers?
Nearly 1 in 4 Canadians are family caregivers.
That means that there are 8.1 million Canadians providing unpaid support for a loved one in need.
Caregivers enable their loved one to stay at home safely, for as long as possible, by providing care and support in many ways. This may include providing transportation to medical appointments, personal care and assistance with activities in the home, providing emotional support, or managing finances.
Each caregiver's journey is unique.
The caregiving role can be a source of joy and fulfillment, but it can also include stress that negatively impact one’s mental and physical health, as well as daily life functioning. Caregivers often report feeling tired, isolated and lonely, “burnt out,” or simply overwhelmed. Now more than ever, we’re dedicated to providing Caregivers across Toronto and York Region with the supports you need to improve your well-being and to find balance in your life and caregiving role.