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Time to Talk Podcast

Time to Talk Podcast

By The Ontario Caregiver Organization
This podcast is brought to you by The Ontario Caregiver Organization. Each week, host Michelle Jobin is joined by experts to discuss the things that matter most to caregivers. From balancing parenting and caregiving to improving your sleep, there's an episode for you. This podcast is by caregivers, for caregivers. So sit back, relax, and take the next few minutes for yourself. We're glad you're here.

For more information about The Ontario Caregiver Organization visit ontariocaregiver.ca
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Épisode 2 : Éveiller les souvenirs grâce aux traditions orales francophones avec Danielle Lauzon
Dans cet épisode, rencontrez Danielle Lauzon, artiste et vice-présidente du conseil d’administration du Centre franco-ontarien de folklore. Saviez-vous que les contes et les chansons folkloriques peuvent éveiller les souvenirs des personnes atteintes de troubles neurocognitifs? Explorez comment les personnes aidantes naturelles peuvent approfondir la relation avec leur proche grâce aux traditions orales, tout en créant une atmosphère qui n'est pas fixée sur la prestation de soins.
29:46
March 28, 2022
Épisode 1 : Découvrez le mentorat par les pairs avec Ed Sexton
Dans cet épisode, rencontrez Ed Sexton, aidant naturel et mentor avec le Programme de soutien par les pairs de l’OSANO. Ed partage l'expérience de son rétablissement d'un AVC, comment il est devenu aidant naturel et pourquoi il a décidé de devenir mentor avec l'OSANO. Découvrez comment le tai chi est un outil central dans sa vie, tant dans sa relation d'aide que pour son propre bien-être.
20:30
March 28, 2022
Season 2 Episode 10: Becoming a sibling caregiver with Helen Ries & Laura Nicholls
In this episode, host Michelle Jobin is joined by Helen Ries, a caregiver and co-founder of Siblings Canada (previously called The Sibling Collaborative) which is an initiative of the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence. Siblings Canada is a national network for adults caring for their siblings with developmental disabilities and Laura Nicholls, a caregiver for her younger brother and a part of Siblings Canada. Helen dives deep into her caregiving experience for her brother and her work and objectives in founding Siblings Canada. Laura discusses caregiving for her younger brother during a global pandemic and advice she has for others in a similar situation. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca. For more information on Siblings Canada, visit https://canadiancaregiving.org/siblingscanada  and the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence https://canadiancaregiving.org
42:09
March 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 9: Being a young caregiver with Allegra Pearce
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Allegra Pearce, a young caregiver. Pearce dives deep into her experience caring for her mother who was diagnosed with dementia when she was 22, how she had to step in to help manage the household finances and how the dynamics of their mother, daughter relationship shifted. The two also discuss the mental health impacts on young caregivers. Throughout the episode we hear about some of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
27:52
March 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 8: Caregiver mental health & cultural differences in caregiving with Nicole Waldron
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Nicole Waldron, a mental fitness coach and a caregiver for her son. She is an advocate for caregivers within the BIPOC community and is the host of the podcast Victory Speaks – a podcast about mental fitness. Nicole discusses her caregiving experience, the cultural differences for caregivers within marginalized communities, and finding support as a caregiver. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
25:19
March 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 7: Caregiving for adopted children & children with complex needs with Nicole Renaud
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Nicole Renaud, a Regional Parent Liaison at Adopt4Life and a mother to five children through birth and adoption. The two discuss caring for children with complex needs, Renaud’s experience in public adoption, Adopt4Life and resources for caregivers. Renaud also discusses the importance of recognizing developmental trauma. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca. For more information on Adopt4Life, visit adopt4life.com. 
26:04
March 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 6: Arthritis Society’s caregiver guide with Trish Barbato
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Trish Barbato, the president and CEO of The Arthritis Society: the largest charitable funder of arthritis research in Canada. The two discuss the work that The Arthritis Society does, resources that are available for caregivers and tips for those caring for someone with a chronic condition/pain management issue. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca. For more information on The Arthritis Society, visit www.arthritis.ca/
30:33
March 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 5: Dealing with dying, death, and grief as a caregiver with Susan Kendal
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Susan Kendal, the founder of Evolve Beyond Grief, where Kendal blogs and starts dialogue normalizing conversations around death and grief. She brings her own experiences with caregiving, grief, and death to the table after losing her father, brother, and husband within five years. The two deep dive into a conversation about Kendal’s caregiving experience, grief, and her advice for caregivers moving through grief. We also hear about the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
34:26
March 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 4: Caring for someone with addiction
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Louise White, who is the co-founder of Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR Canada) and Kate who has lived experience caring for her daughter. The two discuss FAR Canada’s goals, objectives, supports and the free services available to all Canadians. White also discusses the advice she’d give to caregivers who are caring for someone with addiction. We delve into Kate’s personal experience caring for her daughter who is affected by addiction. The trio discuss the stigma of addiction and how that affects caregivers. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca. For more information on FAR Canada, visit www.farcanada.org. 
27:48
March 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 3: Being a caregiver and advocate for a donor recipient with Heather Lannon
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Heather Lannon, the Care and Transitions Facilitator for the Aortic Program, Cardiovascular Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital. She brings her own experience caring for her husband Jamie while he waited for a heart transplant traveling all the way from St. John’s, NL to receive care. The two discuss her experience as a caregiver, her PhD research on the connection between home and the heart transplant journey for Canadians and her advice for others going through the same experiences that she has been through. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
31:60
March 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 2: Caring for someone with an eating disorder with Wendy Preskow
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Wendy Preskow, the founder of the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) and a member of the OCO’s Mental Health Working Group. Since the start of the pandemic, eating disorders have spiked among 15-19 years old. Preskow talks about her experience caring for her daughter who suffered from an eating disorder and how she’s using that experience to help others. The two discuss NIED, the need for education on eating disorders for young individuals and advice for families and caregivers who have a loved one with an eating disorder. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca. For more information about NIED and their services, visit NIED.ca. 
31:22
March 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 1: Healthcare System Navigation with Suzanne McKenna
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Suzanne McKenna, a System Navigator for Acquired Brain Injury, and a long-term caregiver for her son. McKenna dives into her experience as a System Navigator and the need for education and awareness around brain injuries. She also has lived experience as a caregiver for her son and shares her advice for other caregivers. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca  
33:51
March 12, 2022
Episode 8: Getting a good night's sleep with Alanna McGinn
On our final episode of Season 1, host Michelle Jobin is joined by author, fellow podcast host and lead sleep expert at Good Night Sleep, Alanna McGinn. The two take an extensive look into McGinn’s work including the #BringBackBedTime initiative, her studies on how a healthy lifestyle can affect sleep, and how important sleep can be for a caregiver. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
38:19
March 31, 2021
Episode 7: The importance of nutrition and meal planning with Kyle Byron
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Kyle Byron, a nutrition coach and fitness pro who’s extremely passionate about helping people achieve their lifestyle and fitness goals. Byron dives deep into his work with nutrition and its importance to caregivers, how important meal prepping can be for one’s health and how a clean diet can impact us emotionally and mentally. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
44:18
March 31, 2021
Episode 6: Managing your money with Shannon Lee Simmons
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Shannon Lee Simmons, a certified financial planner, chartered investment manager, and founder of the award-winning New School of Finance. The two dive deep into the importance of financial literacy, taking control of one’s finances, and tips for caregivers to save money. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
39:31
March 31, 2021
Episode 5: The organized caregiver with Clare Kumar
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Organizing Expert, Clare Kumar to discuss how an organized schedule, home and life can decrease stress. The two discuss Kumar’s coveted Four-Step P.L.A.N., a technique that breaks down organizing into four simple tasks with the hope of relieving stress. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
45:56
March 31, 2021
Episode 4: Parenting when you're a caregiver with Ann Douglas
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Ann Douglas, a bestselling parenting author and regular parenting commentator for CBC Radio. The two discuss how to prepare a child for a parent becoming a caregiver, maintaining a watchful eye on children's mental health, and how to balance parenting and being a caregiver, especially in the world of Covid-19. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
32:25
March 31, 2021
Episode 3: Maintaining a healthy mind with Michal Goldstein
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Social Worker Michal Goldstein, a counsellor dedicated to bringing evidence-based practice to the forefront of the clinical social work field. Goldstein has over a decade of experience in the field, creating numerous workshops and support groups for those dealing with physical health, mental health and parenting challenges, as well as working in Creative Connections where she meets with families and individuals for counselling. The two discuss how Covid-19 has affected many people’s mental health, the importance of a balanced schedule and the benefits of staying mindful. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
29:16
March 31, 2021
Episode 2: Keeping your relationships strong with Dr. Natasha Sharma
In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Dr. Natasha Sharma, an internationally recognized relationship expert. Dr. Sharma dives deep into her work, covering topics such as emotional fitness, maintaining a strong foundation with a partner, and how to avoid feeling overwhelmed while caregiving. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
31:30
March 31, 2021
Episode 1: Becoming a caregiver with Mieko Ise
In this inaugural episode of The Caregiver’s Podcast, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Mieko Ise, a front-line service provider and Program Advisor for The Ontario Caregiver Organization. Over the course of the episode, the two discuss Ise’s introduction to caregiving, her balance between different caregiving needs, and the most fulfilling parts of her job. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides. For more information about the organization and these services, visit ontariocaregiver.ca
38:19
March 31, 2021