The Foundation's grant will support Le Phare's efforts to assists organizations in four regions of Quebec develop local in-home respite programs model after its own innovation program.
Canada’s family caregivers, play a critical — but formally unrecognized — role in our society. We envision a health care system that respects and supports them. Family caregivers, like those they look after, also need assistance. With help in the form of respite, they can better sustain their invaluable caregiving activities.
Launched in 1999, the Care Renewal program funded 13 community-based projects. They tested new ways of helping family caregivers experience relief physically, emotionally, psychologically, socially and spiritually.
Knowledge building was a priority. Project leaders exchanged learnings and best practices with one another through meetings, online knowledge forums and site visits. A researcher-evaluator documented the program as well. Overall, the projects demonstrated that with relatively modest funding, innovative and effective caregiver respite is possible.
In addition to the 13 community projects, we worked with broad coalitions of health and social sector organizations. This helped to promote policy changes and improvements to service accessibility for family caregivers, including:
To support The Belonging Fund - a program offering subsidies to eligible charities that want to use Tyze Personal Networks.
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Identifies common themes emerging from 13 caregiver respite projects and makes policy recommendations to address the gaps they revealed.Learn more