Cayleigh Sexton

Executive Director, Young Caregivers Association

Cayleigh Sexton attended Brock University for Child and Youth Studies and a Bachelor of Education. While completing her Master of Arts Degree at Brock for Child and Youth studies, she conducted a research study about young caregivers within a stress and coping model.

She has been working with Young Caregivers Association (YCA) since 2013 and became the executive director in 2023. She has worked as a frontline staff with young caregivers for eight years and has gained valuable insight directly from the young caregivers she works with. Cayleigh is very passionate about developing curriculum specific to the needs of young caregivers within the school context and sibling experience.

She has a keen focus on new evaluation trends and innovative practices to ensure young caregivers are always the centre of YCA’s work. She currently lives in Brantford, Ontario with her husband and their 3 cats.