Respite realities

Tuesday, November 7th
1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Access to respite has become a significant barrier for many caregivers. In Canada, the demand for qualified respite workers far exceeds the availability of staff. This discussion will explore the behind-the-scenes challenges faced by respite workers and their employers, as well as the impacts on caregivers when the opportunity to recharge and take a break is not in sight.


Barb MacLean

Executive Director, Family Caregivers of British Columbia


Gina St. Amour

Executive Director, The Ottawa Rotary Home

Susan Bisaillon

CEO, Safehaven

Barb McLean

Sarah Kaplan

MSW (retired), Caregiver

Ann-Marie Binetti

Community Living Toronto and Provincial Network on Developmental Services