Support for Caregivers

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Support for Caregivers

We are here to listen and we are ready to help you!

At the CACI, families, the elderly and caregivers can receive support and get involved!

Identify, Support and Provide Guidance to Caregivers Program (“Identifier, Soutenir, Orienter les Proches Aidants – ISOPA”)

Caregivers can be of any age and come from a variety of backgrounds. There are approximately 1 500 000 caregivers in Quebec. The support provided by caregivers is an exceptional contribution to society.

Any person who provides support to someone in his or her surroundings who has a temporary or permanent disability, whether it be physical, psychological, psychosocial or of another nature, and whether or not an emotional or family connection exists between the caregiver and the person. The support provided can be continuous or occasional, short or long term, and is not offered in a professional capacity, in a manner that is free, enlightened and subject to being withdrawn, with the aim, among others, to promote the rehabilitation of the person being assisted, and the maintenance and improvement of his or her quality of life at home or in other living environments.

Do you spend between 1 and 70 hours per week helping or taking care of a loved one who is sick or losing his or her autonomy?

A caregiver can provide support in various forms, for example:

  • transport,
  • assistance with personal care and coordination of medical care and services,
  • domestic tasks and house maintenance,
  • banking transactions,
  • legal obligations,
  • support for social participation (social, sport or cultural activities, studies, integration at work, etc.),
  • emotional, psychological and social support.

Providing support can have financial consequences for caregivers. It may also limit their ability to take care of their own physical or mental health or to discharge their other social and family responsibilities.

Caregivers may experience a need for:

  • fatigue, anxiety and stress,
  • irritability and anger,
  • feeling overwhelmed,
  • social isolation,
  • lateness and absenteeism at work, working less hours, etc.

Caregivers may have different needs:

  • relief services,
  • individual or group psychological support,
  • flexibility in their job or studies,
  • information and training,
  • financial and material support,
  • support for domestic and daily life tasks,
  • information and services in their native language.

The CACI can help you!

Funded by l’Appui Montréal, the ISOPA program is intended for any person living on the island of Montreal who takes care of another person who is 65 and older.

Services provided as part of the ISOPA program:

  • Support for completing administrative tasks
  • An attentive ear and moral support in a language that you understand
  • A translation and interpretation service if you are not fluent in one Canada’s official languages
  • Accompaniment when you go to a health establishment or to organizations that provide support for caregivers
  • Guidance to access the resources appropriate to your needs
  • A personalized follow-up by our counsellors

Services are free

and strictly confidential.

Call us now if you are taking care of an elderly person. If you know caregivers, tell them about the program!

Contact Julien Lepage : julien.lepage@caci-bc.org or 514 856-3511, ext 258

Sensibilisation au harcèlement psychologique et sexuel en milieu de travail

Dans le cadre du projet « Harcèlement en milieu de travail, Connaître, Prévenir, Agir » réalisé grâce au soutien financier de la CNESST (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail), le CACI a le mandat de sensibiliser les personnes immigrantes en emploi ou en recherche d’emploi au harcèlement psychologique et sexuel en milieu de travail.

Par le biais de publicités, de rencontres individuelles et d’ateliers de groupe, le CACI explique comment identifier une situation de harcèlement psychologique ou sexuel en milieu de travail, les obligations de l’employeur et les recours possibles pour les victimes de harcèlement.

Pour en savoir plus, visionnez les vidéos ci-dessous et consultez le site de la CNESST.

Raising Awareness of Psychological and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As part of the project entitled “Harcèlement en milieu de travail, Connaître, Prévenir, Agir” (“Workplace Harassment : Knowledge, Prevention, Action”) carried out with the financial support of the CNESST (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail), the CACI has the mandate to raise awareness among immigrants who are working or looking for work of psychological and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Using advertisements, individual meetings and group workshops, the CACI explains how to recognize a psychological or sexual harassment situation in the workplace, the employer’s obligations and the possible remedies for victims of harassment.

To find out more, watch the following videos and visit the CNESST website.

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THIS IS NOT REGISTRATION. Depending on your eligibility and course availability, we will contact you in the upcoming days for more information. This form is only valid for the spring session (from April 2 to June 16, 2024). Filling out this form does not guarantee your registration