4 episodes

The Change Foundation hopes to shine a light on this often hidden group of caregivers. A young carer is a child, youth or young adult that provides physical, medical, emotional or other supports to a parent, grandparent or sibling. While most young carers are between the ages of 8-24, some kids as young as 5 are in a caregiving role. Ontario has an estimated 3.3 million family caregivers — 17% are young carers between the ages 15-24. Shockingly there’s no data for young caregivers under the age 15. We invite you to meet 13 powerful young carers,their stories help awareness for Young Carers.

HIDDEN: The Voices Of Young Carers WWABP

    • Documentary

The Change Foundation hopes to shine a light on this often hidden group of caregivers. A young carer is a child, youth or young adult that provides physical, medical, emotional or other supports to a parent, grandparent or sibling. While most young carers are between the ages of 8-24, some kids as young as 5 are in a caregiving role. Ontario has an estimated 3.3 million family caregivers — 17% are young carers between the ages 15-24. Shockingly there’s no data for young caregivers under the age 15. We invite you to meet 13 powerful young carers,their stories help awareness for Young Carers.

    Meet Young Carer : Abbigail

    Meet Young Carer : Abbigail

    Abbigail, 15, is a caregiver for her twin brother and is wise beyond her years. In this episode she describes she only wants other people to understand what she and other young carers go through.

    • 11 min
    Meet Young Carer: Samiha

    Meet Young Carer: Samiha

    Samiha, 19, is a caregiver for her mother. Samiha shares how she struggled with the idea of going off to university and becoming a long-distance caregiver and offers her advice to other young carers. We thank all of the young carers who shared their stories, our host Sonya Singh and our collaborators – Young Carers Program at Hospice Toronto, Young Caregivers Association, Heart House Hospice and Roger Neilson House – who helped us create this podcast series.
    Related links:
    • https://www.changefoundation.ca/
    o Twitter: @TheChangeFdn
    • https://www.ycptoronto.com/
    • https://hearthousehospice.com/
    • https://youngcaregivers.ca/
    • https://rogerneilsonhouse.ca/

    • 26 min
    Meet Young Carer: Isaac

    Meet Young Carer: Isaac

    Isaac, 16, was a caregiver for his mother. Isaac discusses his role as a young carer and older brother to his siblings while balancing his responsibilities in sports, school and transitioning into high school. We thank all of the young carers who shared their stories, our host Sonya Singh and our collaborators – Young Carers Program at Hospice Toronto, Young Caregivers Association, Heart House Hospice and Roger Neilson House – who helped us create this podcast series.
    Related links:
    • https://www.changefoundation.ca/
    o Twitter: @TheChangeFdn
    • https://www.ycptoronto.com/
    • https://hearthousehospice.com/
    • https://youngcaregivers.ca/
    • https://rogerneilsonhouse.ca/

    • 11 min
    Meet Young Carer: Micaela

    Meet Young Carer: Micaela

    Micaela, 20, is a young carer to her father. In this episode, hear how she navigates her role, has built new friendships with other young carers, and prioritizes her mental health and sets boundaries for herself.

    The Change Foundation thanks all of the young carers who shared their stories, our host Sonya Singh and our collaborators – Young Carers Program at Hospice Toronto, Young Caregivers Association, Heart House Hospice and Roger Neilson House – who helped us create this podcast series.

    • 16 min

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