Please note that support groups are facilitated by independent community volunteers or community organization staff and are not supervised or overseen by Family Caregivers of BC (FCBC), with the exception of groups specifically identified as FCBC groups. While we offer initial support group training to volunteers, we cannot take responsibility for the content of non-FCBC support groups or the conduct of facilitators or participants. Peer-to-peer support groups are not a substitute for health advice or opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Family caregiver support groups offer opportunities for caregivers to connect with one another. If you’re interested in starting a support group in your British Columbia community, start here.
Anytime I feel overwhelmed with the needs of my Mother (or her angry outbursts) I just think of the group and look forward to the warm support and caring kindness shown me. Thank you.”—Support Group Participant
I am no longer involved with caregiving but I did, however, appreciate the newsletter and other resources during the period of time when I was taking care of my mother. It was a most challenging time and I thank you for being there when I needed you!"—C.R.
Setting Up a Family Caregiver Support Group in Your Community
In this free webinar recording, you’ll learn:
- the benefits, goals and expectations of a family caregiver support group
- how to establish the focus of the group and group guidelines
- important details to consider – location, schedule, drop-in or closed group, facilitator
- how to advertise your support group and recruit participants