Treating Caregivers With Kindness

This online resource aims to raise awareness of the importance of treating caregivers well among caregivers themselves, those close to caregivers, as well as health and social service professionals, and community workers.
Year: 2023
Languages: English, French
Format: Document (article, report, guide, etc.), Infographic, Summary document, Web document or format
Dimension(s) of caregiving:
  • Realities of caregiving
  • Repercussions of caregiving

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CALL 811 (Info-Santé/Info-Social). If you need support or have concerns or questions about your health or that of a family member or friend, call 811 to speak to a nurse or psychosocial worker. Bilingual and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s free and confidential.

To speak to a caregiver counselor about a difficult situation, ask questions or get a referral, call l’Appui’s Caregiver Support Helpline.
Bilingual; open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

1 855 852-7784
[email protected]

To find community resources offering caregiving information and support near you, consult l’Appui’s Resource Directory or Proche aidance Québec's list of member organizations (in French only).


This online resource provides downloadable tools and information aimed at raising awareness among its target audiences of the risks of caregiver abuse and the importance of treating caregivers well. It offers three toolboxes, each of which comes with a PDF brochure :

Each toolbox presents definitions, examples of caregiver mistreatment and ways to promote good treatment. Leaflets, an awareness-raising poster, a workshop facilitation guide and a participant’s workbook can also be downloaded from the main Web page.

These tools were developed as part of an action research project (in French) on caregiver abuse (those who care for older adults, and caregivers who themselves are older adults) led by Sophie Éthier (Université Laval), Marie Beaulieu (Université de Sherbrooke) and Proche aidance Québec.