Project to share and transfer knowledge

29 August 2023

Project to share and transfer knowledge

On several occasions, Francophone associations outside Quebec have asked for the Appui's expertise. With the support of the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence, l'Appui is currently implementing a project entitled "Reaching out to Francophone and Acadian caregivers living in a linguistic minority context : A project to share and transfer knowledge."

29 August 2023

The goal of the project is to establish the foundations of a pan-Canadian network of Francophone organizations  that seek to provide increased support to caregivers outside Quebec, to share with them a common understanding of the issues faced by both organizations and caregivers, and ultimately to be able to transfer our knowledge and expertise acquired over more than 10 years to Francophone caregivers working across Canada.

A Canada-wide project to share and transfer knowledge

Approximately one in four Canadians aged 15 and over (representing 7.8 million people) provided care to a family member or friend with a long-term health problem, a physical or mental disability or aging-related issue (Statistics Canada, 2018). In recent years, more and more studies aim to better understand the role of caregivers in Canada, but few have focused on the realities of fancophone caregivers outside Quebec.

It is crucial to take an interest in those communities who find themselves in a three-tiered minority : in their provinces and territories, in their country and on their continent. The Francophone communities live scattered across the country and have specific needs due to their distinct socio-demographic context, especially in regard to their aging index, which is proportionally higher than the general Canadian population (Grefops, 2018).

The ultimate goal of this project is that each francophone caregiver can count on a strong pan-Canadian network that cares about meeting their needs by relying on the best knowledge and practices in the field of caregiving," explains Karine Cinq-Mars, Project Manager at l'Appui.

Specific objectives

Specific objectives : 

  • Mapping of Francophone organizations outside Quebec that serve caregivers.
  • Evaluation of the needs of these organizations from different angles (training, networking, cooperation, support, resource sharing, etc.).
  • Based on the needs identified, support the organizations that serve caregivers by offering them relevant tools adapted to their context.

Target Audiences (outside Quebec)

  • Francophone or Anglophone caregiving organizations that seek to improve their services for french-speaking Canadians
  • Francophone community associations and organizations
  • Francophone caregivers
  • Francophone academic institutions and training centres (colleges, universities, trade schools)

Building bridges across Canada : survey results on the needs of organizations

On September 28 at 1 p.m., l'Appui presents a webinar entitled Building bridges across Canada to better support francophone caregivers.

This webinar invites you to discover the results of a pan-Canadian survey designed to find out what organizations need to do to better support Francophone and Acadian caregivers in a minority context.

The survey, administered between March and April 2023, shows the needs and impressions of organizations across Canada.

We'd like to have greater visibility of our French-language services. We know that Francophones are under-served, and we want to do better, comments one organization surveyed.

Register now for the webinar on September 28, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Please note that most of the presentation will be in French.


If you have an interest in the project or if you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact our project manager Karine Cinq-Mars via email :

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Canadian Centre of Caregiving Excellence


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