The Ontario Caregiver Helpline provides caregivers with a one-stop resource for information and support. Whether you are looking for respite care in your area, a support group or information about financial supports available to caregivers, the helpline is here to connect you to the resources you need.
The only resource of its kind in Ontario, the helpline is available to all caregivers – regardless of age, diagnosis or where they live. It provides 24/7 support because caregiving is not a 9-5 job. The Live Chat is also available 7am – 9pm (Mon – Fri).
The Ontario Caregiver Helpline is answered by professional Community Resource Specialists in English and French. Helpline representatives have been trained by caregivers to understand the unique needs of caregivers. They provide information, assessment and referral to connect people to community services based on their individual needs and preferences while considering the eligibility criteria of Ontario’s community programs and services.
All staff are trained in crisis calls, suicide prevention and legal requirements such as ‘Duty to Report.’
Ontario Caregiver Helpline:
Call to speak to a helpline Community Resource Specialist, use the online chat or search our site for caregiver information, resources and support.
Call 1-833-416-2273 (CARE)