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Moving beyond caregiver recognition

In April, the spotlight was shining on family caregivers more than ever before. April 4 was Family Caregiver Day and a number of appreciation events were held to recognize the vital role families play in caring for a family member, friend or neighbour. In fact, for the first time ever, this day was recognized at More >

Across the pond: New reflections from the UK

The start of the winter season always brings tidings of joy, peace, and for some, relaxation. For many family caregivers, however, this can be start of an even more stressful period. From providing emotional support to performing medical tasks, we know caregivers take on a host of roles and responsibilities, many of who also hold More >

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 >

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 >

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