Survey: Building a framework for supporting meaningful family caregiver engagement

The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research is looking to identify the current needs for meaningful engagement with caregiver advisors in mental health organizations and institutes across Ontario. 

If you are a caregiver of someone living with mental illness or a substance use and concurrent disorder – OR if you are a mental health service provider – they would like your input on what meaningful caregiver advisor engagement looks like.

Based upon your input, they will be designing and publishing educational products to help organizations and institutes formulate policies, engagement practices and mechanisms to meaningfully collaborate with caregiver advisors in the future.

These knowledge products will be publicly available on by September 2021.

To participate, you must be

  • an Ontario resident
  • 16 years of age or older


To help, please complete one of the following short 15-minute surveys which will ask about your needs and your perspective on working as a, or with, caregiver advisor(s). No personal identifiers will be collected to ensure your responses remain anonymous. Your participation is entirely voluntary and confidential.

In 15 minutes, you can share your perspectives on family caregiver advisor collaborations by participating in this survey.


You are a caregiver, and

Service providers

You are a Service Provider, and


For more information, contact Alexis [dot] Dorland [at] theroyal [dot] ca.
This project has been approved by The Royal’s Research Ethic Board.

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