Chinese Caregiver Education Program

With the aging population in Ontario, family and community care are becoming more important. Family caregivers account for about 29% of the total Ontario population and they play a vital role in the health care system. The Ontario government provides support and assistance to family caregivers in many ways. However, due to language barriers, many Chinese caregivers do not have access to these resources. Be in a lack of professional guidance and help, Chinese caregivers face both psychological and physical problems during their long-term care process.

The Ottawa Chinese Community Service Center saw the needs of the community and launched a Chinese Caregiver Education Program. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, a series of educational workshops will be held from August 2018 to March 2020, focusing on better communication, nursing knowledge, government policies, community resources, etc.

If you have a loved one or a friend with cancer, diabetes, cognitive impairment (dementia), chronic illness or extreme aging, and you need to take care of them for a long time, you are welcome to call or email us at (613) 235 – 4875 x 119 or wendy.tang@occsc.org, yangjie.jin@occsc.org