May 11, 2018 10:00 am America/Vancouver
Co-Creating a Learning Circle: Caregiver education & support for rural & First Nations Communities Sea to Sky corridor
When: Friday, May 11 from 10am-2pm
Where: Squamish Nation Totem Hall, 1380 Stawamus Rd, Squamish
Caregivers are family members and friends who care for someone to support their health and wellbeing, typically without pay. Caregivers are a diverse group, with diverse needs, desires and abilities.
You are invited to co-create a learning circle that provides education to rural and First Nations family caregivers. This learning circle will also provide space and time for the necessary self- care and support that is often overlooked. This is a pilot program that will serve as a guide for caregiver support group facilitators in British Columbia in providing a 6-week program offering both education and compassionate support for family caregivers.
This pilot program that will serve as a guide for caregiver support group facilitators in BC. You will help us to determine the pressing needs of family caregivers in in the Sea to Sky Community including Squamish Nation, Lil’Wat Nation.
We will hear your suggestions and recommendations to co-create a learning circle combining both practical education and tools to support the caregiving process, as well as skills and tools to support the caregiver. A facilitators package will outline the 6-week workshop and materials to be used.
Background and Significance: In speaking with some of our community groups throughout the Sea to Sky we heard that caregivers are feeling overwhelmed and ill equipped for the job. This feeling crosses cultures. Engaging caregivers in the process of developing and implementing the Caregiver Education and Support curriculum has the potential to make a positive difference in achieving desired outcomes. The outcome will be a facilitator’s package which will outline a 6-week workshop & materials to be used to support caregivers in the Sea to Sky Corridor and possibly throughout BC.