Podcast

Hidden: The Voices of Young Carers

2020

Hidden: The Voices of Young Carers

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This podcast was produced by The Change Foundation.

HERE’S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS PODCAST:

By telling the stories of young carers across Ontario, we hope 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 and 24 years old, we know kids as young as 5 years old are in a caregiving role. Ontario has an estimated 3.3 million family caregivers — 17% are young carers between the ages of 15 and 24. There are many more left out of the statistics, as there is no data for young caregivers under the age of 15.

In Hidden: The Voices of Young Carers, we invite you to meet 13 strong, powerful, and outspoken young carers who, through their stories, are helping others and raising the profile of young carers.

We thank all of the young carers who shared their stories, our host Sonya Singh and our collaborators – Young Carers Program at Hospice Toronto, Young Caregivers Association, Heart House Hospice, and Roger Neilson House – who helped us create this podcast series.

Learn more about this podcast series, launched on January 30, 2020, for #YoungCarersAwarenessDay.

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The Change Foundation. (2020). Hidden: The Voices of Young Carers [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.changefoundation.ca/ontarios-young-carers/hidden-the-voices-of-young-carers/

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