Care Connections

Pallium’s Care Connections Program consists of a suite of resources and activities to support the millions of Canadians who are caring for their family, friends, and members of their communities. These resources are provided for free and are designed to empower every Canadian to better support the caregivers in their lives and to help strengthen the important social connections within our communities.

Atlas CareMap Toolkit

A Care Map is a simple, visual diagram of the people involved in providing care to a caregiver and care recipient. It includes family, friends, and health care professionals who may provide assistance or support, however big or small. A Care Map allows a person to visualize and easily understand the many different connections between the people involved in caring for someone.

The Atlas CareMap Toolkit includes 6 resources for caregivers, and anyone who wants to support a caregiver, to learn about Care Maps. This toolkit contains information on what a Care Map is, why it is important, how it can support you in your caregiving journey, how to create one, and finally, how to share it with friends, family, and health care professionals.

Resources included in this toolkit:

  • How to Create an Atlas CareMap
  • Atlas CareMap Building Questions
  • Atlas CareMap Definitions
  • Community Resources for Caregivers
  • Sharing Your Atlas CareMap with Family and Friends
  • Sharing Your Atlas CareMap with Health Care Professionals
It only takes a moment to access the Atlas CareMap Toolkit. Fill in your name and email address, click Submit, and a link will appear to access the resources.
 

    Please click here to begin downloading the Atlas CareMap Toolkit. If your file does not download automatically, right click to Save As.

    Atlas CareMap Community Workshop Toolkit

    The Atlas CareMap Community Workshop Toolkit is a resource for anyone who would like to run a care map workshop in their neighbourhood or community with the goal of increasing the awareness, understanding, and use of the care map tool and how it can help caregivers and care recipients. This toolkit contains everything that will be needed to run a care map workshop including a coordinator guide, templates, presentations, posters, requests for funding, and more.

    Resources included in this toolkit:

    • Coordinator Guide
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Atlas CareMap Fact Sheet
    • PowerPoint Presentation
    • PowerPoint Presentation References
    • Discussion Activity
    • Poster Template
    • Agenda Template
    • Attendance Sheet
    • Checklist
    • Confirmation Email Template
    • Funding Request Template
    • Invitation Template

    It only takes a moment to access the Atlas CareMap Community Workshop Toolkit. Fill in your name and email address, click Submit, and a link will appear to access the resources.

      Please click here to begin downloading the Atlas CareMap Community Workshop Toolkit. If your file does not download automatically, right click to Save As.

      Social Connections in Palliative Care - A Module for Health Care Professionals

      Social Connections in Palliative Care is a free educational resource for health care professionals to learn about the importance of social connections on patient health outcomes. The module explores the use of the Atlas CareMap as a tool to increase patients’ social connections. After completing the module, health care professionals will have a better understanding of what an Atlas CareMap is, the impact of using a map in a medical and non-medical setting, and how to integrate its use into daily practice. The goal of this module is to ultimately provide better support to patients and caregivers. The module will include a helpful conversation guide to use with patients and their caregivers, additional community resources, and a fact sheet.

      COMING SOON

      LEAP Carers

      LEAP Carers is an online, self-learning course that provides carers with information and resources to help them provide care to their family or friends living with a serious illness. LEAP Carers is free and ideal for anyone who provides care to a person with a serious illness or for anyone who wants to support a carer.

      COMING SOON

      Visit the LEAP Carers information page to learn more.


      Funding

      The Care Connections Program is supported by a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.

      Acknowledgement

      The Atlas CareMap Toolkit and Atlas CareMap Community Workshop Toolkit includes content that builds on or adapts work by Atlas of Care as part of their Atlas CareMap tool. Atlas of Care has completed extensive research to create the Atlas CareMap tool and Pallium Canada is working to further scale and spread the Atlas CareMap tool by adapting content for the Canadian context and developing new value-added resources to support the use and implementation of the Atlas CareMap tool.

      Atlas CareMap is a registered trademark of Atlas of Caregiving. Content contained in this document constitutes a derivative work created with the express authorization of Atlas of Caregiving according to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, the terms of which govern any use of the content contained in this document. All other rights are expressly reserved. All references above to Atlas CareMap are referred to as care map or map.