Our H.E.A.R.T.S. Caregiver Program provides professional supports and educational tools for older adults (ages 55+) caring for adults who are living with developmental disabilities.

The focus of this program is to provide access to resources, education and wellness workshops, practical tools and developmental community services and supports for both the caregiver(s) and their loved one.  These supports will help you cope with the now and prepare you for the future.

NEW! Educational Series: Supporting families in caregiving

A series of free educational modules and workshops specially developed for caregivers of persons with development disabilities. Created in partnership with Humber College. 

Module 1:  Understanding stress through mind-body connection

Module 2:  (di)Stress reduction

Module 3:  Increasing your resilience

Module 4:  Healthy aging and accepting change

September Workshop: Free virtual workshop with Behaviour Consultant from Mackenzie Health Hospital – September 16th from 4-5:30pm. View the flyer for more information and details on how to register.

Contact us at 416-243-0127 ext. 262 or jlai@esssupportservices.ca to learn more. 


Open to older adult caregivers (ages 55+) caring for adults (ages 18+) with developmental disabilities.

Please call the Special Senior Caregiver Program Manager at 416-243-0127 ext. 262 for further program information.


No cost. This program is funded by United Way Greater Toronto’s Allan Slaight Seniors Fund.



Currently held virtually due to COVID-19.