About us

L’Appui pour les proches aidants d’aînés was created in 2009 to help improve the quality of life of those providing care to older adults by facilitating their daily tasks and ensuring that they take full advantage of available resources.

We have a strong presence throughout Quebec, thanks to 17 regional Appui offices and a specific agreement for Nunavik. Each regional office supports local organizations promoting caregivers’ well-being and providing services adapted to their needs.

Each region manages its own fund and invests in a variety of direct services for caregivers of older adults.


Caregiver Support is a free and confidential phone consultation, information and referral service for the caregivers of older adults, as well as friends and family, practitioners and health care professionals.

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Resource directory

L’Appui has compiled a list of resources and services for caregivers across Quebec. This resource directory is currently being translated and will be posted on our site in the coming months. In the meantime, please contact our bilingual counsellors at Caregiver Support, or browse the French version of the directory to find services in your region.


March 21, 2017
Since it’s Parkinson Awareness Month, we are including this story from Hélène Tousignant, a caregiver to her husband who, like more than 25,000 people in Quebec, has this disease.
March 21, 2017
Many caregivers will say that they would like to receive home care services (care for their loved one, respite, housekeeping, etc.). So, what do you do when the person receiving care refuses outside help? Many seniors with loss of autonomy are uncomfortable,...

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