The Caregiver Support Project was a three-year project that successfully built awareness and support for caregivers in communities across Alberta. Agencies were encouraged to work collaboratively to develop and implement supports in their community. Caregivers Alberta supported these initiatives by providing:
- Seed grants to facilitate the development of local caregiver support initiatives. Activities included education events for caregivers and awareness raising activities. Examples of community projects include:
- Stony Plain/Spruce Grove Caregiver Resource Calendar
- Caregiver Coalition of South East Alberta website
- Grande Prairie Caregiver Conference
- In-kind grants for Navigator workshops trained more than 180 nurses, doctors, social workers, case managers, and other primary care and community services staff to better recognize and support caregivers.
- In-kind grants for COMPASS Facilitator Training were awarded to more than 50 communities across Alberta. Trained facilitators deliver the COMPASS workshop, a caregiver support program with proven outcomes, at a low-cost to caregivers in their community.
The Caregiver Support Project was led by Caregivers Alberta with steering committee support provided by the provincial Ministry of Health, Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.
The Caregiver Support project was made possible thanks to funding from the Government of Alberta.