Caregiver Education and Training Project (CETP)

Provincial Initiative

What is the Caregiver Education and Training Project?

The Caregiver Education and Training Project (CETP) is about listening to family and friends who are providing care for seniors living with frailty. Recognizing that caregivers have a lot to tell us about their caregiving experience, RGPs are asking them to share their knowledge and ideas about caring for frail seniors. By hearing caregivers’ stories and gathering their advice, the RGPs of Ontario is codesigning educational resources that help caregivers provide care. We start with a toolkit that covers seven topics known to be important in maintaining the wellbeing of a senior living with frailty.

Who Has Been Engaged so Far?

Attendance at our events has been mixed, with 133 caregivers attending and 78 interprofessional facilitators and note takers from across the province. To date, we have held ten events, in:

  • Peterborough
  • Cobourg
  • Orillia
  • Kingston
  • London
  • Oshawa
  • Hamilton
  • Ottawa
  • Waterloo
  • Thunder Bay

How is this Project Funded?

This project is supported by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The education and training will help the province’s growing number of caregivers of frail senior family and friends by providing practical information about skills and selfcare. The RGP and six project partners from across the province are developing a curriculum of continuing education and training for family caregivers.

Read our latest What We Heard Report to learn about what caregivers told us.