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Being a caregiver

… is caring for someone close to us: a family member, a friend, a neighbour. It’s helping him or her, not for money, but rather by freely giving your time. A caregiver provides assistance to people of all ages and all social classes in the socio-sanitary territory of the Collines. For example, he or she will take care of an elderly person, a person diagnosed with a mental or an intellectual illness, a person struggling with a physical problem or other issues. Despite all of the goodwill of the caregiver, his or her daily life is not always easy: he or she often runs out of steam over time. Fortunately, there are reliable resources in our territory. Hopefully, these resources will restore a caregiver’s courage to continue to make a difference.


Le rapport final:
première partie (pdf 706Ko)
seconde partie (pdf 291Ko)
troisième partie (pdf 1,88Mo)

Study of Needs

In 2011, a group of stakeholders and citizens took action to define the needs of caregivers living in the area serviced by the CSSS des Collines. If you would like to be involved with the Collines Caregivers’ Support Network, please contact Line Ouellet, Community Organizer at: 819-459-1112 ext. 3110.

For more information:

Final Summary of 2011 Study of Needs

Directory of Resources

The Collines Caregivers’ Support Network researched and published a local and regional Directory of Resources to address the information and support needs of caregivers living amongst us.

For more information:

Directory of Resources

New Services

Starting in 2012, new services are available for the Collines caregivers. We encourage you to visit this page regularly to learn of any new services to be offered.

For more information:

Information and Discussion Evenings for Caregivers organised by the CRFO

2012 Calendar evenings of information to caregivers at the Memorial Hospital of Wakefield

Educational Tools

The Victorian Order of Nurses and the Caregiver Support Centre of CSSS Cavendish have developed an expertise in educational information to help caregiver better assume their caring role and look after their own health.

For more information:

Emotional Journey of Caregiving

Care-ring Voice Network