Supporting Caregivers Supports Patients- The Critical Role of Primary Care in Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Thu, November 24, 2022
ZOOM Webinar



There are 4 million caregivers across Ontario, providing an estimated 75% of the care to family members, partners, friends, or neighbours. Caregiver well-being has an impact on patient health outcomes – well-supported caregivers are more likely to provide better care. Primary care providers can play a key role in preventing burnout and enhancing caregiver well-being by initiating early interventions and connecting caregivers to support.

Co-hosted by The Ontario Caregiver Organization and the Primary Care Collaborative, this webinar will include insights from a caregiver with lived experience, as well as examples of primary care initiatives across Ontario that are connecting caregivers to support. 

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify the caregiver role as it relates to patient care and health outcomes
  • Describe the impact of caregiving on caregiver well-being and capacity to continue in their role
  • Identify barriers to addressing caregiver burnout and apply strategies to mitigate those barriers
  • Use practical tools and action steps to support caregivers and prevent burnout 
  • Recall programs and services that are available for all caregivers across Ontario offered by The Ontario Caregiver Organization


  • Alison Kilbourn- Project Lead, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, The Ontario Caregiver Organization
  • Bhavini Patel- Caregiver
  • Chantelle Mensink- Nurse Practitioner, New Vision FHT
  • Albesa Aliu- Health Promoter, Rexdale CHC
  • Dr. Javed Alloo- Clinical Lead, Primary Care Integration, Ontario College of Family Physicians 

When: Thursday, November 24, 2022 (12:00-1:00 PM EDT)

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This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario chapter for 1 Mainpro+ credit. Please click here for a fillable certificate of attendance for your records. 

Questions? If you have any specific questions about this webinar, please reach out to Alison Kilbourn at or AFHTO at