Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Virtual Workshop

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Virtual Workshop

Spaces Available
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

What is Powerful Tool for Caregivers? 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is a self-management program for caregivers. PTC is based on the highly successful CDSMP and designed over 3 years of pilot testing and since inception has reached over 100,000 caregivers between United States and Canada. Designed to take place over 6 weeks, the program helps caregivers learn skills to practice self-care while they are taking care of their care recipients.

How is this program delivered virtually? 

Offered virtually, registered participants can join from their homes via web. This program will be delivered via Zoom Meeting.

Who can attend?

Individuals over the ages of 18 who are caregivers can attend this program. The program is highly interactive and participants should feel comfortable communicating and learning from others in a group setting.

What technology/equipment do I need to attend this program? 
To join this program, participants will require access to:

• an electronic device (computer, smartphone or tablet)
• a stable internet connection

Registered participants will receive an orientation session to join the virtual platform prior to the workshop start.

What does it cost to attend?
It is FREE to participants. Participants receive for free the Caregiver HelpBook course . Participants must pre-register for the program and are encouraged to attend all six sessions.

What happens in the workshop? 

The same 8 caregivers meet on a weekly basis for 1.5 hours at the same day, time, and location. In an interactive environment that is facilitated by two trained individuals, participants discuss topics such as:

  • Reducing stress
  • Improving self-confidence
  • Accessing community resources
  • Managing emotions

Participants take on an active role in the workshop.

Who leads the workshop? 

The program is led by two individuals who are also caregivers. The two individuals have taken special training offered by our organization to be able to deliver our programs and services.


Who developed the program? 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, developed the PTC program over three years of pilot testing in Portland, Oregon and has offered this since 1998.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - Wednesday, February 21, 2024
10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Registration available until Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Every Wednesday for 6 weeks


  • Online
  • Upon registration we will provide detailed information to join the workshop.

Workshop Registration


Registration Information

I am attending because of my own chronic health conditions
I am attending to help someone else who has a chronic condition

Guidelines for Participation in the six week long workshop

In order to benefit from this workshop, we ask you to:

  • Come to every session 

  • Take care of your needs (stand up, stretch, leave the room)

  • Make and complete a weekly action plan 

  • Be respectful of others and their ideas 

  • Call your buddy weekly 

  • Maintain confidentiality 

  • Turn off your cell phones/pagers 

  • Give new activities at least a two-week trial 

  • Participate in group discussion

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Informed Consent.

I grant permission to Choose Health-Toronto Central, c/o South Riverdale Community Health Centre:

  1. To contact me in the future for the purposes of providing self management related updates, such as additional programming, events, training, and research opportunities.
  2. To share de-identified information collected in the workshop with external partners for the purpose of ongoing evaluation and quality improvement of the program.
  3. To request responses via email, if applicable, to evaluation tools.

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