Links

"When you need to talk"

Emotional Support

24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line

Newfoundland and Labrador

1.800.737.4668

 

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Caregiving

Financial - Benefits - Credits

Planning Ahead:  Wills, Enduring Power of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives, Wills & Estates, Executors Guide

NL Health and Community Services - Four Regional Health Authorities

Supporting a Person with a (Dis)ability

Supporting a Person with a Mental Illness

Supporting Older Adults and Seniors

Supporting a Veteran (or serving Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP members) and their Families

Supporting a Person with a Health or Injury Related Condition

Supporting Family Caregivers in the Workplace - Information for Employers

Supporting a Family member or Friend - end of life decisions and end of life care

Quick Links

 

Caregiving           

Newfoundland and Labrador - Financial Information for Caregivers

Federal - NEW Caregivers Portal - Information for Caregivers

Canadian Caregiver Coalition 

Canadian Caregiver Facts  

Canadian Virtual Hospice - Videos 

Caregiver Connect - VON Canada 

Caregiver Stress

Caregiver Toolkit

Caregiver Programs in Canada 

Care-ringVoice Network 

Family Caregiver News Magazine  

Family Caregiving for People at the end of Life

Healthy Canadians Website     

Young Carers of Canada                   Handbook:  A European project with the aim of supporting Young Adult Carers 

"Lucky"  Young Carer Rap Video -

           by Tricky P, a hip hop artist and young caregiver for his grandmothers

Share The Care   

Tyze for Families - Connect Online 

 

Financial - Benefits - Credits

Canada BeneFits - connecting you to government benefits

 

Planning Ahead:  Wills, Enduring Power of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives, Wills & Estates, Executors Guide

Public Legal Information Association of NL - While some of PLIANS publications are written with seniors in mind (and in the title), people of all ages can fully benefit from the information they contain.

 

NL Health and Community Services - Four Regional Health Authorities

For information about the health and community services in your community, contact your local regional health authority:

Eastern Regional Health Authority

St. John's: (709) 752-4800
Rural Avalon: (709) 759-3354
Bonavista, Clarenville: (709) 468-5243
Burin: (709) 891-5025
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - contact the self-management coordinator:  1-866-880-8998 or 709-752-3946
Mental Health and Addictions Services in the St. John's Region - Phone Adult Central Intake, 752-8888. Providing clients, families (including caregivers), and other referral sources with one central phone number.
Cancer Patient Navigator - assisting patients, families and health care professionals with six offices throughout the province.  St. John's Office, 1-888-3888.
 
Central Regional Health Authority
 
Gander: (709) 256-2500
Grand Falls-Windsor: (709) 292-2500
Central Health Corporate Office: (709) 292-2138
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - contact the self-management coordinator: 1-709-256-5690
Cancer Patient Navigator - assisting patients, families and health care professionals with six offices throughout the province.  Corner Brook and St. Anthony Offices, 1-888-3888.
 
Western Regional Health Authority
 
Corner Brook: (709) 637-5000
Stephenville: (709) 643-8700
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - contact the self-management coordinator: 1-709-637-5000 ext 6689
Cancer Patient Navigator - assisting patients, families and health care professionals with six offices throughout the province.  Gander and Clarenville Offices, 1-888-3888.
 
Labrador / Grenfell Regional Health Authority
 
St. Anthony (709) 454-3333
Happy Valley-Goose Bay (709) 897-2000
Labrador City (709) 944-2632
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - contact the self-management coordinator: 1-709-897-3130Website: 
Cancer Patient Navigator - assisting patients, families and health care professionals with six offices throughout the province.  Happy Valley-Goose Bay Office, 1-888-3888.
 

Supporting a Person with a (Dis)ability

Coalition of Persons with Disabilities NL       COD Spring Newsletter 2014 

Disability Tax Credit Certificate

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs

Independent Living Resource Centre

NL Association for Community Living

People First

Vera Perlin Society NL

Service Canada - Living with a Disability

 

Supporting a Person with a Mental Illness

24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line NL - 1.800.737.4668 - Emotional Support

Canadian Mental Health Association - NL

CHANNAL (Consumers' Health Awareness Network Newfoundland and Labrador

Better Days Support Society - FaceBook     How Better Days Society got Started - Telegram

Provincial Mental Health & Addicitions Resources for Seniors, A resource by the Seniors Resource Centre NL

Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Stella's Circle, Residential Counselling, Housing and Employment Services

 

Supporting Older Adults and Seniors

Seniors Resource Centre NL

NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, A provincial program of the Seniors Resource Centre NL

Respect Aging - Preventing Violence Against Older Persons, Violence Prevention Initiative, NL Government

Seniors.gc.ca   Information for Seniors and Caregivers

Senior Pride Network/Resources Canada, Committed to positive, caring communities for aging lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people

 

Supporting a Veteran or serving Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP members and their Families

Royal Canadian Legion

Veterans' Affairs Canada

 

Supporting a Person with a health or injury related Condition

AIDS Committee NL

ALS Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (Corner Brook)

Alzheimer Society NL 

Arthritis Society       Arthritis Society   www.arthritis.ca/nl

Autism Society NL

Brain Injury Association Newfoundland and Labrador (NLBIA)

Canadian Cancer Society - Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, and St. John's 

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association of NL

Canadian Mental Health Association - NL

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Eating Disorder Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador

Heart and Stroke Foundation  Read the 2013 Stroke Report: Family Caregivers play starring role in the recovery journey for stroke survivors

Kidney Foundation of Canada

Lung Association - Newfoundland and Labrador

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Atlantic Division  -  Go to the site and "click" - I am a Caregiver of someone with MS.

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information

Osteoporosis Society of Canada

Parkinson Society Canada        Parkinsons Newfoundland and Labrador

Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

If you represent or know of another agency that you would like to have posted, please contact the COI-NL Office,  726-2370, 1-888 571-CARE(2273) or care@seniorsresource.ca.  

 

Supporting Family Caregivers in the Workplace - Information for Employers:

Toolkit for Employers: Resources for Supporting Family Caregivers in the Workplace, 2013, Family Caregivers' Network Society, B.C.

Caregiving and Work, The Vanier Institute of the Family

Through Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government will launch a Canadian Employers for Caregivers Plan to engage with employers on cost-effective workplace solutions to help maximize caregivers' labour market participation. The Plan will include the creation of an employer panel that would identify promising workplace practices that support caregivers.

 

Supporting a family member or friend - end of life decisions and end of life care

Compassionate Care Benefits (for those employed or receiving Employment Insurance)

Employment Insurance Benefits for Parents of Critically ill Children

NL Palliative Care Association

End of Life Care at Home - A number of services are supported and paid for by the province.  For example, home visits, symptom treatment, equipment and supplies, personal care, social work counseling, household management needs, respite for the main caregiver and medications.  Contact your Health Authority for details and contact information:

End of Life Care at home - Eastern Health

End of Life Care at home - Western Health

End of Life Care at home - Labrador Grenfell Health

End of Life Care at home - Central Health

For other sources of support and services contact Home Care Agencies or place of worship that you are affiliated with.  The Funeral Home of your choice has many services and resources, for example, pre-arranging a funeral, information on grieving, and information on what to do following a death.

Following a Death - Government of Canada

For Grief and Bereavement Counseling:

Eastern Health Pastoral Care Department, 777-6959

Western Health Regional Manager Pastoral Care,  637-5000 ext. 5224

Central Health Regional Psychosocial Bereavement Coordinator, 651-6291

Labrador Grenfell Regional Health, Palliative Care Nurse, Vanessa Bartlett, 454-0665

 

Quick Links

Communities

Municipalities NL

Community Services

OT Works - Canada's Occupational Therapy Resource Site 

Death and Bereavement

Service Canada - After a Death

Emergency - Be Prepared

Emergency Preparedness GUIDE - 72 Hours - Is your Family Prepared?  Public Safety Canada

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs

Family Resource Centres

NL Child, Youth and Family Services 

Financial

Credit Counselling Services NL  -  St. John's, Grand Falls-Windsor and Corner Brook

Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc.

First Aid Training

Canadian Red Cross     Newfoundland and Labrador:  St. John's, Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook

St. John Ambulance

Government - Federal

Health Canada  

Veterans' Affairs Canada

Government - Provincial

Office of the Citizen's Representative

Immigrant or Newcomer

Association For New Canadians

Income Tax

Line 315 Caregiver Amount

Which Medical Expenses are Eligible?

T2201 Disability Tax Credit

Pension Income Splitting

Legal

Public Legal Information Association NL 

Seniors

Seniors Resource Centre NL

NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, A provincial program of the Seniors Resource Centre NL

Seniors Guide to Services and Programs in Newfoundland and Labrador, A resource of the Seniors Resource Centre NL

Changes and Choices: Information for Seniors Living in NL, A resource of Public Legal Information Association of NL

NL Information for Seniors, Government of Canada

Transportation

Medical Transportation Assistance Program (MTAP)

Hope Air   Medical Transportation

Fuel the Care - Irving fuel Gift Cards - for parents of children in Atlantic Canada who need urgent medical care

Youth

Community Youth Network

Links checked by PSV - February 2016