Group Name: Young Carers Program – Young Adult Carers Group

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.

The Young Adult Carers Group: A place to for young adults aged 19-30, who help care for someone at home, to meet each other, be recognized for the important role they play in their family and brainstorm ways to care for oneself while caring for someone else. This monthly group will allow connection with others who know what it is like to have increased responsibility while navigating significant milestones associated with being a young adult. To join the Young Adult Carers Group you do not need to become a member.

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 contact for more information.

Contact: 416-859-9319 | katie.jacobs@hospicetoronto.ca | www.ycptoronto.weebly.com

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