HIDDEN: The Voices Of Young Carers

HIDDEN: The Voices Of Young Carers

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The Change Foundation hopes to shine a light on this often hidden group of caregivers. A young carer is a child, youth or young adult that provides physical, medical, emotional or other supports to a parent, grandparent or sibling. While most young carers are between the ages of 8-24, some kids as young as 5 are in a caregiving role. Ontario has an estimated 3.3 million family caregivers — 17% are young carers between the ages 15-24. Shockingly there’s no data for young caregivers under the age 15. We invite you to meet 13 powerful young carers,their stories help awareness for Young Carers.


Carers: Aaron and Aidan
Feb 27 • 17 min
Aaron and Aidan, 10, are caregivers for their other brother. The boys talk about their triplet Zachary, how smart he is, how they enjoy about spending time together and how they help and protect Zachary.
Carer : Abbigail
Feb 20 • 11 min
Abbigail, 15, is a caregiver for her twin brother and is wise beyond her years. In this episode she describes she only wants other people to understand what she and other young carers go through.
Carer: Samiha
Feb 13 • 26 min
Samiha, 19, is a caregiver for her mother. Samiha shares how she struggled with the idea of going off to university and becoming a long-distance caregiver and offers her advice to other young carers. We thank all of the young carers who shared their…
Carer: Isaac
Feb 6 • 11 min
Isaac, 16, was a caregiver for his mother. Isaac discusses his role as a young carer and older brother to his siblings while balancing his responsibilities in sports, school and transitioning into high school. We thank all of the young carers who shared…
Carer: Micaela
Jan 29 • 16 min
Micaela, 20, is a young carer to her father. In this episode, hear how she navigates her role, has built new friendships with other young carers, and prioritizes her mental health and sets boundaries for herself. The Change Foundation thanks all of the…