The first Quebec-based symposium focused on young carers will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 9am-4pm at Le Centre de Ressources Communautaire de Côte-des Neiges (CRC), 6767 Côte-des Neiges.
A growing number of young people provide an increasing level of unpaid care to family member(s) with chronic illness, disability, mental health or substance use issue and/or problems related to old age. So far very little attention has been paid to these youth in Quebec, with no dedicated support services or policies acknowledging their care-work. The symposium is aimed at putting young carers on the map.
In the first place we hope to increase recognition and awareness of the problem. Ultimately we hope to advocate for services that could address young carers’ needs, as well as encourage the development of a legal framework that could promote both awareness and support.
The symposium program includes an overview of the issue, the evolution of a young carers project in Ontario, research projects in Quebec, a cultural perspective, a testimonial of a young carer and a panel discussion.
Space is limited and registration is now closed. Participants include representatives from the education, health and community sectors, as well as policy makers.
This free symposium is organized by AMI-Quebec in collaboration with the Regroupement des Aidants Naturels du Quebec (RANQ) and is funded by Health Canada through the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN).
Friday, March 22, 2019, 9am-4pm
Le vendredi 22 mars 2019 de 9h à 16h
6767 Côte-des Neiges, Montréal