Many caregivers in Canada experience financial stress associated with providing care for someone, whether it is a person with a disability, an older adult, or a family member or friend with an illness. In fact, lack of funding and the need for financial assistance are the issues Canadian caregivers most often identify as their biggest stressors. The following information aims to help caregivers think through and identify programs and resources that might provide financial relief.
The information in this guide is presented in a sequence we hope will direct you to programs and resources that might be applicable. However, as each situation is specific to the care recipient and the caregiver, it is impossible to outline a sequence that will work for everyone. In addition, this is an area that is constantly changing. Federal and provincial programs are evolving and the only way to make sure you have the most current and accurate information is to go to the source. Consequently, we have provided links to websites that contain the most up-to-date eligibility and financial information. We strongly urge you to check these sources.
For additional resources, see below.
Most of the listed webinars are pre-recorded and have a handout you can download. Click on the links to listen to the webinars and download a pdf of the presentation and handouts.
- Financial Facts and Tips for Caregivers
Listen to the webinar here.
Download the Handout: Financial Facts and Tips for Caregivers
- Personal Planning Tool – a great blog by Joanne Taylor from Nidus BC.