Ontario Caregiver Organization

The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to support Ontario’s 3.3 million caregivers; ordinary people who provide physical and/or emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. The OCO will enhance the caregiving experience by providing one point of access to information, services and supports that empower and enable caregivers to be successful in their role. Where gaps exist in caregiver programs and services, the OCO partners with caregivers, health care providers and other organizations to find new and innovative ways to bridge those gaps so all caregivers, regardless of age, disease or geographical location have access to the help they need. Established in 2018, the OCO is a not-for-profit entity funded by the Government of Ontario. The OCO is offering to support caregivers during the COVID-19 situation.  Please visit the COVID-19 page of their website for up-to-date caregiver information and resources, including:

OCO is also offering the following programs:

The  Ontario Caregiver Helpline continues to provide 24/7 support to caregivers, including connection and referrals to information, supports and services.  If there are changes to your direct caregiver programs and services during this time, please use this link to ensure that the Helpline database has current information.