Group Name: Young Carers Program – YCP S.I.B.S

Description: The Young Carers Program is an inter-agency strategy developed to meet needs of young carers and their families by facilitating supportive programs throughout Toronto that focus on recreational, social, educational, and skill development activities. We strive to build resilience in young carers by creating opportunities for mutual support, fun, and optimal development, which will strengthen the resources within the youth as well as their families. What is a young carer? A child or youth 5-18 years old in a caregiving role for a parent, grandparent, sibling or any relative with a chronic or life threatening illness, disability, addiction, mental illness, or language barrier.

YCP S.I.B.S (Spectacular, Incredible, Brave Siblings) is a 6-Week Sibling Support Program. This program offers an opportunity for children caring for a sibling with an illness, disability, or special need to unite and learn from each other. Through self-expression and specially designed activities, children learn about aspects of their sibling’s condition and brainstorm ways to help themselves, while building coping skills and resiliency.

Where: c/o Hospice Toronto | 2221 Yonge Street, Suite 400 | Toronto, ON, M4S 2B4

When: Programs are facilitated in different areas of Toronto, and hosted through other agencies and organizations in order to best meet the geographic locations of our families. Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-364-1666 | natalie.wilson@hospicetoronto.ca | www.ycptoronto.weebly.com

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