Caregiver-online-workshops-Dec Free Caregiver Connection online workshops

Free Caregiver Connection online workshops

12/31/2020 6:00 PM

March of Dimes Canada Caregiver Webinars

Join us for a free 4-part online workshop series for Caregivers

Every Thursday from November 26 to December 17, 2020

Join March of Dimes staff as we work through a Caregiver Participant Workbook in this four part series. 

This workshop will provide tools to meet the unique needs of caregivers with the aim of reducing stress, learning new coping and problem solving skills. These sessions are used in conjunction with the Caregiver Participant Handbook that you can view by clicking here. The handbook is used to:

  • Guide you through each session
  • Act as a resource for information
  • Act as a discussion prompt
  • Be a place to write down notes or items to follow up with
The handbook can be kept as a resource to use throughout your caregiving journey.

** Please note that these events require pre-registration on Eventbrite. For some sessions, online information will be sent to you upon registration, prior to the event. If you have any questions about the Caregiver Connection group webinars, please contact Angie Clark by email at or call 1-905-301-8114. 

Session 1: Sharing Your Story & Changing Roles in your Relationship

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020

In this workshop session, participants:

  • Were introduced to the 4 week caregiver workshop
  • Shared some of your caregiving stories and hear from others and their respective stories
  • Learned about self-management and identify what it means in the life of a caregiver
  • Learned about relationship changes after a stroke
  • Practiced identifying the roles you embody
  • Discussed how your roles have changed since the stroke and their impact

Session 2: Behaviour Changes & Managing Your Emotions and Community Connections

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020

In this workshop session, participants:

  • Learned how stroke effects cognition, mood and perception
  • Practiced strategies of care (Activity)
  • Learned about the stages of grief
  • Practiced an anger release strategy
  • Discussed reactions to emotions and strategies of care
  • Learned about stroke services in the community
  • Shared experiences about services already known in the community
  • Learned about navigating the healthcare system as a caregiver

Session 3: Stress Management and Communication

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020

In this workshop session, participants:

  • Learned about the different aspects of stress
  • Practiced a stress self-awareness activity (Activity)
  • Discussed self-care stress strategies
  • Learned the different components of communication
  • Practiced listening skills (Activity)
  • Discussed how communication changes after a stroke

Session 4: How to be “Caregiver Smart”

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020

In this workshop session, participants will:

  • Learn about navigating the system as a caregiver
  • Develop a Caregiver Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Discuss questions about how to be an advocate for yourself and the stroke survivor
  • Overview of Workshop

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020

Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT
          12 noon - 1:30 p.m. MDT
          1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT
          2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
          3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ADT
          3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NDT

Registration is required.
 To register for this session, please register on Eventbrite.  
Register on Eventbrite  

We look forward to seeing you at the workshops!

These sessions are brought to you thanks to a collaboration between March of Dimes Canada and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Ontario Trillium Foundation