Update on the COVID-19 pandemic

Information regarding COVID-19 is in constant change, as is the situation regarding vaccination and prioritization for immune-compromised individuals.

If you have any COVID-19-related questions, we’ve created a specific COVID section on our website that can be accessed by clicking here or by selecting the “News & Events” tab from our homepage. In this section, you’ll find the latest news and information about the pandemic in Canada from trustworthy and reliable sources.

Any specific questions that you may have regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, delays between vaccine dosing, and prioritization within your province are best answered by your healthcare team. They’re the ones who know you and your particular situation and are therefore in a position to best address your unique concerns.

Created by, and entirely focused on, Canadians impacted by myeloma, Myeloma Canada is the only national charitable organization committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and reliable information on myeloma. Some of the ways we do this is through our monthly e-newsletter, “Myeloma Matters”, as well as through our social media platforms.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at contact@myeloma.ca or toll-free at 1-888-798-5771 with any questions regarding our programs and services.

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Getting Your Own Support

To prevent or get past burnout, turn to other people—from family and friends to therapists and support groups. Aim to build up a core “tribe” that can help with logistical tasks and provide emotional support. Although you may consider your family to be your first resource, always remember that your loved one’s healthcare team can also provide caregiver support. They are there to help, so reach out to them as needed.

Perhaps the most valuable thing of all is to connect with other caregivers. These are your true peers who can validate your experience, give you fresh ideas and a shoulder to lean on.

Caregiver Associations

National

Carers Canada — www.carerscanada.ca

The Canadian Caregiver Network — www.thecaregivernetwork.ca

The Canadian Home Care Association — www.cdnhomecare.ca

Alberta

Caregivers Alberta—www.caregiversalberta.ca

British Columbia

Family Caregivers of British Columbia—www.familycaregiversbc.ca

New-Brunswick

New Brunswick Home Support Association—www.nbhsa.ca

Newfoundland

CareGivers — www.caregiversnl.com

Nova Scotia

Caregivers Nova Scotia — www.caregiversns.org/francais

Ontario

Caregivers’ Action Centre — www.caregiversactioncentre.org

Home Care Ontario — www.homecareontario.ca

Ontario Caregiver Organization — www.ontariocaregiver.ca

Ontario Caregiver Coalition — www.ontariocaregivercoalition.ca

Quebec

Association des proches aidants de la Capitale-Nationale — www.apacn.org

Carrefour des proches aidants de Québec — www.prochesaidantsquebec.com

Regroupement des aidants naturels du Québec — www.ranq.qc.ca

Regroupement des aidants naturels de la Mauricie — www.rdanm.org

Regroupement des aidants et aidantes naturels de Montréal — www.raanm.net