Are you between the age of 16-25?
- Do you provide care to a family member at home?
- Does your family member have an illness, a disability, an addiction or a mental health concern?
- Do you help with chores, meals, supervision, medication or finances?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may be a young caregiver! Young caregivers play an important role in their families every day, and it is our mission to see young caregivers and their families recognized, supported and empowered to achieve their full potential.
Family Caregivers of BC is very proud to offer the Powerhouse™ program that supports young caregivers. If you think you may be a young caregiver and are interested in meeting new people, learning new skills and having fun, we want you to join! The program is led by a trained facilitator and will explore themes related to the experience of being a young caregiver.
Date and Time: February 20, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm PT | 4-week duration (Every Tuesday)
Location: All sessions are online via Zoom
To register, or learn more about this program, please email our team at: email@example.com
Young Caregiver Resources
BC Schizophrenia Society, Victoria Branch, Free To Be Me Support Group Program
The Free To Be Me Program gives information, education and support to children eight to thirteen years of age who have a parent with a serious mental illness.
Young Carers in Canada: The Hidden Costs and benefits of Young Caregiving, The Vanier Institute of the Family, 2012, https://vanierinstitute.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/CFT_2012-07-00_EN.pdf
Who Cares About Young Carer?, Action Canada Task Force 2013, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5515643/
American Association of Caregiving Youth, www.aacy.org/
Young Carers Australia, www.youngcarers.net.au
U.K. Young Carers Network, YCNet, www.youngcarers.net