Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Spaces Available
Friday, February 7, 2020 - Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am

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 loved ones.

What happens in the workshop? 

The same 10 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 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.

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.

What does it cost to attend?

There is no cost to attend the program. Participants must pre-register for the program.

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.

Friday, February 7, 2020 - Friday, March 13, 2020
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Registration available till Monday, February 3, 2020

Every Friday for 6 weeks


  • Danforth and Greenwood
  • Upon registration we will provide detailed information with direction and location

Workshop Registration

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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