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Start your collaboration off right by using a formal process to recruit family caregivers into meaningful roles within your organization.


Where to Find Caregiver Advisors

These methods will help you to find qualified people for any caregiver advisor role.

Advertising Strategies

How to structure an advertisement for a caregiver advisor role, with sample text and posters.


Advisor Application Guide

Use this approach to establish a transparent and equitable recruitment process for caregiver advisors (sample application form and letter provided).

Advisor Interview Guide

Follow these recommendations for conducting interviews with caregiver advisor applicants (interview template provided).

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Building a Framework for Supporting Meaningful Family Caregiver Engagement

We set out to understand how to build and maintain meaningful collaborative partnerships with family caregiver advisors at mental health and substance use disorder organizations in Ontario, as well as to co-design knowledge products for organizations seeking to engage family caregiver advisors. Learn more about our guiding research and co-design process, About us.

Funding for this project was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health with The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research.

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