Enhancing Care for Care Partners Program

Delivered in partnership with the Sinai Health System Reitman Centre, the Enhancing Care Program offers therapeutic skills training free of charge to family or other unpaid care partners who are supporting individuals living with dementia.

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The Enhancing Care program provides practical skill-building and emotional support to help care partners deal with the stress and complexities of caregiving.

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TEACH Group (Training Education and Assistance for Caregiving at Home)

4 weekly group sessions, 1.5 hours per week, maximum 8 care partners per group. Virtual or in-person groups available.Focuses on common caregiving themes including:


Healthcare System Navigation

Relationship Changes

Future Planning

Coaches care partners in practical communication and coping skills. Provides opportunity to share and learn from other care partners.

CARERS Group (Coaching Advocacy Respite Education Relationship Simulation)


8 weekly group sessions, 2 hours per week, maximum 6 care partners per group. Virtual or in-person groups available.

Focuses on practical skills and emotional supports needed to care for people living with dementia. Teaches Problem Solving Techniques, a structured approach to address problems. Coaches care partners in communication skills through the use of Patient Simulation.

Provides strategies for keeping a meaningful relationship with the person living with dementia.

How to Participate

Contact Kelly Hutton, Enhancing Care Program Clinician to discuss how these programs may support your current caregiving situation at:

705-722-1066 ext. 233 or [email protected]

If you are a professional looking to refer your client to the Enhancing Care Program, please complete a First Link Referral.


Learn more about the CARERS group from Enhancing Care Clinicians, Group Simulators, and former participants in this 16-part video series.

Learn more about Problem Solving Techniques used in CARERS group:

Learn more about Simulation used in CARERS group:

Hear from a past participant of a CARERS group:

For information on Enhancing Care Program locations across Ontario, visit carersontario.ca.