About us

L’Appui pour les proches aidants d’aînés was created in 2009 to help improve the quality of life of those providing care to older adults by facilitating their daily tasks and ensuring that they take full advantage of available resources.

We have a strong presence throughout Quebec, thanks to 17 regional Appui offices and a specific agreement for Nunavik. Each regional office supports local organizations promoting caregivers’ well-being and providing services adapted to their needs.

Each region manages its own fund and invests in a variety of direct services for caregivers of older adults.


Caregiver Support is a free and confidential phone consultation, information and referral service for the caregivers of older adults, as well as friends and family, practitioners and health care professionals.

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Resource directory

L’Appui has compiled a list of resources and services for caregivers across Quebec. This resource directory is currently being translated and will be posted on our site in the coming months. In the meantime, please contact our bilingual counsellors at Caregiver Support, or browse the French version of the directory to find services in your region.


December 10, 2017
Carpe Diem means “Seize the day” or “Make the most of this day.” This expression nicely represents the objectives of the approach by the same name, developed for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
December 10, 2017 by Caregiver support counsellors
Did you know that a new employment insurance benefit for caregivers of adults took effect on December 3? If you are currently employed and taking care of a loved one, this benefit might give you some breathing room.

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