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Caregivers are invaluable! You play a critical role in contributing to the quality of life of loved ones who live with complex health needs in our community.

Through Beacon Community Services’ Family & Friends Caregivers Support Program, we strive to provide services to enhance your well-being and support you to be successful in your role.

Our friendly coordinator, Jenna Foster, would love to chat with you. We encourage you to reach out to her to see how she can best support you. She can be reached by phone: 778-351-1446 or e-mail

This program is funded by the Government of BC and managed by the United Way in partnership with Family Caregivers of BC.

How can we support you as an unpaid family or friend caregiver?

We provide:

  • emotional support, social opportunities, and educational services to enhance your well-being
  • assistance to help you increase your skills, knowledge and confidence
  • support for you to build strong personal networks
  • assistance communicating with health care teams and valued partners in care
  • direct links to our four program areas and other relevant resources. Note: Click on any link  highlighted with darker blue text and it will take you to the information you selected. If any links do not work, please email us!

Well-being & Social Connection

Topics: Anxiety & Depression Support, Communication Skills, Exercise & Movement, Loss & Grief Support, Mindfulness & Meditation, Peer 1-1 & Group Support, Self Care & Stress Management

Information & Knowledge Building

Topics: Advanced Care Planning, Dementia Awareness, Ensuring Safety & Security, Long Term Care, Navigating the Health Care System, Power of Attorney & Representation

Community Networking & Resources

Topics: Regional and provincial program resources including SHOAL Centre Offerings

Basic Computer Information & Training

Topics: Communications Tools (Skype, Zoom), Computer Literacy

Inspiration & Events
Check back here often for current events and news

What’s Happening at SHOAL (Sidney Healthy Options for Active Living)
Current activities, programs, and services at the SHOAL Activity Centre for Seniors in Sidney

The links provided connect you to relevant resources from the following organizations




Last Updated: November 19, 2021