Caregivers in the Hills

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Does this sound like you?

Unpaid caregivers include any individual providing care for a loved one – family member, partner, friend or neighbour – without receiving pay.

Unpaid caregivers face many obstacles on a daily basis, juggling family obligations, work requirements and ongoing stress.

Are you an Unpaid Caregiver?

Join Caregivers in the Hills

Click here to apply or call us at (519) 216-6671

Contact Us

Heidi Vanderhorst

Program Manager
Dufferin Area Family Health Team
Phone: 519.938.8802 x308
Email

Dini Dimakos Shevchenko

Caregiver in the Hills Administrative Support
Phone: 519.216.6671
Email

About Caregivers in the Hills

Mission

To promote positive partnerships between unpaid Caregivers and the health care community to ensure mutual respect, communication, and compassion.

About the program

As part of the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative’s Community Wellness Council identified unpaid caregiver identification as highest priority.

In response, our Collaborative developed the Caregivers in the Hills program to identify unpaid caregivers in Dufferin County and Caledon. The purpose of the identification badge is to validate and recognize the role of unpaid caregivers as they assist in the care of their loved one(s).

Caregivers in the Hills is FREE to join and welcomes applications from all unpaid caregivers in Dufferin County and Caledon.  

Each member is given a unique Caregivers in the Hills identification badge that may be used in health and social care settings to ensure care providers know you are a caregiver. In addition, participating businesses in Dufferin-Caledon may offer discounts and benefits when the badge is presented.

Ready to Join?

Please fill out the application form and one of our representatives will be in touch.

Caregivers Wishlist

Our Community Wellness Council conducted two focus groups with past and present caregivers where lived experience was used to create a wish list of what this program could look like in our community. A visual map captures the list, beginning with a wish to feel validated, to simplify the caregiving process and to improve navigation, highlighting the importance of being recognized as part of the circle of care for their loved one.

The benefits of applying for a Caregivers in the Hills identification badge

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Apply Now

Please click the link below to fill out the application form for the Caregivers in the Hills program. To successfully complete, you will need to have a photo of yourself prepared to upload for your Caregiver Identification Badge.

Frequent Questions

Click the link below to learn more about the Caregivers in the Hills program. 

Still Have Questions?

No problem, click on the link to view answers to our most frequently asked questions.