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Carechannel's FREE Caregiver Classroom Workshop - Welland-Niagara Region

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Welland Community Wellness Complex - Room 108

145 Lincoln St

Welland, ON L3B 6E1

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Caregiver Classroom is a workshop created to help reduce caregiver stress and prevent burnout for our community's informal caregivers

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CareChannel’s Caregiver Classroom Workshop:

What is it? Caregiver Classroom is a one-day workshop to teach caregivers about self-care, providing personal care and everything in between. Information covered will help develop caregiving skills for caregivers of all experience levels, however, it is geared to those with no formal caregiving background.

This educational workshop is funded by the Ontario government and provided to participants at no cost. It's not a sales pitch, you won't be asked to purchase anything.

Where is it?

Welland Community Wellness Complex, Room 108

145 Lincoln St, Welland, ON L3B 6E1

When is it? November 6, 2019 9:30am-3:30pm

Who can come? The workshop is open to all caregivers – space is limited

What does it cost? This workshop is FREE for all participants!

Lunch and snacks will be provided

Caregiver Training and Education Project Background:

In 2015 the Government of Ontario released the three-year plan, Patients First: A Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care, which explains Ontario’s efforts to provide greater supports to caregivers by increasing investments in training and education for caregivers. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) recognized there is a need for resources and supports for caregivers across Ontario, particularly for First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM), Chinese, Spanish, Francophone, and South Asian cultural groups. As a result the MOHLTC has funded a two-year, province-wide, multi-modality caregiver education and training program that is multi-lingual and culturally responsive. The purpose of the MOHLTC’s recognition and call for applications for caregiver education and training programs was to close gaps in educational resources available to caregivers in Ontario identified in the 2015 Patients First report.

Saint Elizabeth Foundation is the lead for this project and it is their mandate to ensure the needs and interests of caregivers in all the identified cultural groups are represented and reflected in the Ontario caregiver space and in the education and training program. Project collaborator organizations include: Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, Hospice Toronto, Ontario Caregiver Coalition, and Near North Palliative Care Network.

The Caregiver Education and Training project has developed CareChannel, an online portal offering free skills training and resources that help caregivers provide safe and quality care. A coming-soon page is currently available, and CareChannel will launch in the autumn of 2019. CareChannel has been designed with caregivers through a co-design participatory research approach to collect data on pertinent topics and engaging resource design, to ensure relevance and usability. In the spirit of reconciliation included in the groups of caregivers that were invited are First Nations, Inuit and Métis caregivers, and caregivers whose first language is English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Punjabi

Resources Developed:

• 100+ videos—animations and skills demos (how-to’s)—on a variety of topics related to caregiver skills, caring for caregivers, and self-care

• 60+ care guides (job-aide style resources such as checklists, visual aids, etc.)

• A wealth of resources, including culture-specific resources and culture-specific website landing pages

• In-person training program delivered 15x throughout Ontario—made available in all 5 languages.

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