Caregiver's Corner

Family Caregiving is one of the most important roles in a person's life, but a role for which most individuals are unprepared.

Being prepared to care for aging parents, an ill partner, or a child with special needs is worth a lot.

If you are a caregiver or anticipate becoming one, you may be interested in the Family Caregiving & the Workplace courses being offered by the NS Public Service Commission in partnership with CareStrategies.

"Family Caregiving & the Workplace" Upcoming Course Dates

Topics for this course include - Caring for you, communication, financial/legal issues, long-term planning, relationships, and development of a caregiver's plan. Resources are provided. Participants are also encouraged to bring along 1 guest who may accompany them to the course.


  • October 25 - 26, 2010
  • March 31 - April 1, 2011
  • June 23 - 24, 2011


  • November 2 - 3, 2010


  • March 28 - 29, 2011

Download this promotional poster Portable Document Format (PDF) for more information. You can also pass it on to a fellow colleague or to post up in your office.

Register for these Caregiving courses by visiting the Personal Development and Wellness section on The Learning Environment.

Information sessions for managers on Family Caregiving can be provided by contacting CareStrategies Inc at (902) 422-1155 or email

To set up a course in your area, contact The Learning Environment at (902) 424-8384.

Resources for Caregivers

CareStrategies is a team of health care professionals committed to addressing the challenges associated with caregiving. Visit their website for more information.

You can also download their brochure Portable Document Format (PDF)

"The Caretakers" Poem

"The Caretakers" Poem by Joyce Rankin. At my Mother's Door, 2002. Used with permission.

Take a moment and download the pdf version of “The Caretakers” poem Portable Document Format (PDF). Share it amongst your colleagues, friends and family.

This page is still under construction and will be updated with more information and resources for Caregivers. Come back and visit us soon!

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