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Koschitzky Centre

The Koschitzky Centre for Innovations in Caregiving is a hub for innovation and dissemination of best practices in caregiving.  The Centre is a one-stop resource for teams and collaborates with Baycrest programs and community partners to develop comprehensive caregiver strategies. Working in partnership with family and paid caregivers, clinical experts, educators and researchers, the Centre accelerates the development of innovative solutions and effective resources and interventions.  For more information, click here.

Caregiver Support Groups

Please note that the following services are being offered exclusively online.

The Changing Relationship for Spouses

Learn to effectively manage stress and burnout, while strengthening coping skills and increasing knowledge about caring for a partner with dementia.

Fee: $79.00+HST for 8 weeks
For more information: Go to, call (647)-576-4663 or email

The Changing Relationship for Adult Children
Learn to effectively cope with the experience of caring for a parent with dementia. Acquire skills, caregiving knowledge and connect with others.

Fee: $79.00+HST for 8 weeks
For more information: Go to, call (647)-576-4663 or email

Young-Onset and Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group
For family caregivers of a partner or parent diagnosed with FTD or Young-Onset Alzheimer's disease under the age of 65. Become more skilled at responding to caregiving challenges and enhance self–care.

Fee: $79.00+HST for 8 weeks
For more information: Go to, call (647)-576-4663 or email

Education Groups
Caregiving: 101
Learn about the fundamentals of dementia caregiving including: home safety, planning for the future, navigating the healthcare system, challenging behaviours, and caregiver supports and resources.

Fee: $25.00+HST for 8 weeks
For more information: Go to, call (647)-576-4663 or email

Personalized Counselling
Baycrest’s team of dementia and geriatric experts will curate solution-focused and individualized online support for caregivers. Personalized support includes assessment, goal setting, emotional support and skills training, as well as recommendations and resources for navigating the healthcare system.
Fee:  $325.00 for 5 one-hour sessions; $650.00 for 10 one-hour sessions
For more information: Go to, call (647)-576-4663 or email

Memory-Link Spousal Support Group

This educational support group is for spouses and partners of clients with severe memory impairment who are participating in the Memory-Link program. This support group is held once a month, on Wednesday evenings from September to June.

Fee: None 
For more information please call 416-785-2500, ext. 3179.

Holocaust Resource Programs

Baycrest’s expertise in caring for aging Holocaust survivors is world-renowned. Our specialized programs are provided for Holocaust survivors and their children. The Holocaust Resource Program offers consultation, counselling, and educational services for clients, families and survivors at Baycrest and also in other long-term care facilities. Skilled staff members manage a number of ongoing support groups for child survivors and children of survivors.

Café Europa

Baycrest’s Café Europa is a special, monthly drop-in place for Holocaust survivors, living in the community, to come and enjoy a social morning. The Café is for people who survived concentration camps, labour camps, exile, were in hiding or members of resistance and partisan groups.

It is a change to visit with old friends, meet new ones, hear stimulating lectures, join a lively discussion, listen to music and have a good time.  The program operates on alternate Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon and is held in the Freeman Family Day Centre located on Baycrest’s main campus. Kosher refreshments are provided. A social worker coordinates the program and is available to Café Europa visitors.

Fee: None
For more information please call 416-785-2500, ext. 2259

Holocaust Child Survivors and Hidden Children’s Group

This is a support and discussion group for survivors who were 17 years old or younger when the war ended.

Fee: None
For more information please call 416-785-2500, ext. 2259

Second Generation Support Group for Adult Children of Aging Holocaust Survivors

This is a support and discussion group for children of Holocaust survivors. Participants share their experiences, identify their needs and discuss ideas for helping themselves and their aging parents

Fee: None
For more information please call at 416-785-2500, ext. 2259