There is Power in Their Purpose: Turning caregivers into healthcare allies

Are you a healthcare professional who is interested in family caregivers’ rights? Do you wish healthcare was more accessible to more people? You have the power to help 8 million caregivers across the country by recognizing caregivers as clients and partners in care.

In this learning event, healthcare providers will discover how to identify, motivate and support the caregivers of their patients. They will learn how to inspire others to become caregiver advocates. Participants will learn how to both empower and respond to caregivers who are engaged in advocacy. Your deepened engagement with caregivers will support them in positively navigating and gaining access to the best possible care and treatment.

Healthcare professionals participating in this event will learn:

  • How to identify which caregivers are best suited to become advocates;
  • How to motivate and empower them to get involved in advocacy;
  • How to help caregivers build their advocacy networks;
  • The tools they will need to provide to caregivers;
  • Community support resources available to caregiver advocates;
  • Huddol’s role in supporting caregivers as advocates.

Here are some key resources to help caregivers along their advocacy journey:

Advocacy Key Message Development Worksheet

Telling Your Personal Story How To Guide

Advocacy Meeting Flow Outline

After the event, on September 27 at 12pm (EDT), you can LIVE CHAT with our advocacy specialist Ryan Clarke. You can ask questions to our experts, meet other caregivers and deepen your knowledge on how to get what you want and need.

Click HERE to join the #advocate4care community and be a part of the free LIVE CHAT experience.

  1. Ryan Clarke is the Founder and President of Advocacy Solutions, a business committed to providing a voice to organizations and individuals through the development and implementation of impactful advocacy strategies that influence change. Since founding the practice in 2003, Ryan has spoken about advocacy across Canada and internationally, teaching and training thousands of patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and others how to make their voices heard. Ryan's unique approach to advocacy has been shaped by his decades of experience in legal practice, government and industry. Through his specialized training and proprietary tools, Ryan works with a wide range of healthcare stakeholder groups to enhance their capacity as effective advocates. Contact info:, 416-919-9532

  1. Joanne Koskie is a communications expert who recently joined Advocacy Solutions as Managing Director, bringing with her more than two decades of experience in healthcare public relations. Joanne advises her clients in industry and the not-for-profit sector in all aspects of traditional and digital communications, with a focus on stakeholder relations, public awareness and engagement, and advocacy. Joanne’s expertise is enhanced by roles directing communications for two national patient advocacy organizations in arthritis and mental health, and by her work in many other disease areas. She has worked closely with Ryan Clarke for many years supporting advocates to expand their capacity as communicators and base of support for an array of healthcare issues. Contact info:, 416-400-6352