Young Carers Resource List
If you are a young person who is affected by or cares for a family member or friend who has a chronic illness, disability, mental health or substance use issue and/or problems related to old age, or if you care about someone who is a young carer, these resources are for you!
Not seeing what you need? Try our Children and Youth or Caregiving-related issues resource lists.
To learn more about young carers visit our Young Carers page, or visit our collection of toolkits and guides for young carers.
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
First Nations & Inuit Hope For Wellness Helpline: 1-855-242-3310
LGBTQ+ Helpline: 1-866-488-7386
These services are tailor-made for young carers and young adult carers.
|AMI-Quebec||514-486-1448||For 18-30 year olds supporting a loved one with a mental illness: Young Family and Friends support group, guidance and counselling, resources, and advocacy [Primarily E]||Quebec|
|Young Caregivers Association||905-397-4201|
Email to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
|For youth under 25 with a family member with a disability, mental illness, or chronic illness: Online Powerhouse Virtual Workshops for ages 5-12, 12-17, and 17-25 [E]||Canada|
|Reseau Avant de Craquer – Projet Aider Sans Filtre||1-855-272-7837||For 12-25 year olds supporting a loved one with a mental illness: Support groups, workshops, psychosocial support, and information. Exact services depend on each member organization. Several are developing special supports for young carers like the Anna et la Mer Workshops for ages 7-17! [Primarily F]||Quebec|
|Friends For Mental Health-Amis de la santé mentale||514-636-6885|
|For youth aged 12-25 supporting a loved one with a mental illness: Text support line Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 5pm and 8pm [E/F]||West Island (Montreal)|
|Arborescence: T’as ta place||Online||Online platform for 13-25 year olds supporting a loved one with a mental illness. [Primarily F]||Quebec|
These services address the needs of youth who support a loved one based on the condition their loved one struggles with, their identity, or their relationship with their loved one. Many primarily serve people with certain conditions, but are noted here because they also provide support to caregivers. Check our Special Populations resource list for more.
|Find a Caregiver Service in Quebec||Appui||1-855-852-7784||Resource directory for finding support, and Caregiver Support Helpline / Info-Aidant [E/F]||Quebec|
|Find a Caregiver Service in Quebec||Proche Aidance Quebec||514-524-1959||Information and advocacy for family caregivers. Services dependent on members. Visit their members directory to find an organization near you. [Primarily F]||Quebec|
|Find a Caregiver Service in Canada||Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence||416-322-5928||Events, information, and advocacy for family caregivers. [E/F]||Canada|
|2SLGBTQ+||Fondation Emergence - Famille Choisi||438-384-1058||Support groups, workshops, and information for 2SLGBTQ+ family caregivers. [F]||Montreal|
|2SLGBTQ+||P10||514-989-0001||Support groups, workshops, and information for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. [E/F]||Montreal|
|Addiction||Chabad Lifeline||514-738-7700||For families: individual psychosocial support, support groups and family workshops. Also support for people living with addiction [E]||Montreal|
|Alzheimer's||Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies||1-888-636-6473||For family caregivers: Guidance, respite, support groups, art therapy, counseling, and intake/referrals. Visit site for your local chapter. Services for those living with Alzheimer's. [E/F]||Quebec|
|Autism / Neurodivergence||Aide Canada||Online||For family caregivers: Directory of “Family support” including respite, psychosocial support. The wider directory features support services for the neurodivergent community, information, and events. [E/F/Other]||Canada|
|Brain Trauma||Connexion TCC.QC||514-543-4800||For family caregivers: Respite, individual support, support groups, workshops, and activities. Visit their site to find your nearest association and be connected to resources for those with a traumatic brain injury. [Primarily F]||Montreal|
|Cancer||Quebec Cancer Foundation||1-800-363-0063||For family caregivers: Laughter Yoga, Coffee Get Togethers, Telephone support line and peer matching. Services for those with a cancer diagnosis. [E/F]||Quebec|
|Grieving||Deuil Jeunesse||1-855-889-3666||Tools, crisis appointments, individual support, parental support, couples support, family support, and support groups for youth going through the grieving process (7-11 yrs, 12-17, and adults). [Primarily F]||Quebec|
|Immigrants||ACCESSS||514-287-1106||For family caregivers: support groups for adults, accompaniment, and referral. Direct support for immigrants. [E/F/Other]||Quebec|
|Intellectual Disability||Aide Canada||Online||For family caregivers: Directory of “Family support” including respite, psychosocial support. The wider directory features support services, information, and events for people with an intellectual disability. [E/F/Other]||Canada|
|Mental Health||Réseau Avant de Craquer||1-855-272-7837||Information for people supporting a loved one with a mental illness and directory of organizations with support groups, respite, workshops, and psychosocial support. [Primarily F]||Quebec|
|Mental Health - Psychosis||Jewish General Hospital First Episode Psychosis||514-340-8222 x24213||Treats patients 16-30 experiencing their first psychotic episode, and helps families through support groups and counselling [E/F]||Montreal|
|Mental Health - Schizophrenia||Société Québécoise de la Schizophrénie||514-251-4125|
|For family caregivers: Psychosocial support, family peer support, support groups, training, ligne d'écoute. Services for people living with schizophrenia. [Primarily F]||Quebec|
|Neurodegenerative Disabilities / Cognitive Disorders||Le Temps d’une Pause||514-373-9851||Respite, psychosocial support, training, and workshops for caregivers of those with cognitive disorders, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Frontotemporal or vascular disease [F]||Montreal|
|Siblings||Siblings Canada||416-322-5928||Events, information, workshops and mentorship program for siblings of people with disabilities or mental illness. [Primarily E]||Canada|
|Women||YWCA Montreal||514-866-9941 x226||Personalized individual counseling, listening and referral, group support, and relaxation and wellness activities for women providing care to an elderly loved one. [E/F]||Montreal|