Uplifting and inspiring web series created for caregivers
Stories have the potential to change the way we think and feel about providing care. Stories can share knowledge in entertaining ways, build empathy for better health care and social policies, and drive family and friends to available resources and communities of support. Stories can help us relax and escape the stress of daily life. Stories for Caregivers aims to share these stories through a variety of custom web series.
What is Stories for Caregivers?
Produced by Bannister Bergen with the participation of TELUS Fund, Stories for Caregivers is an initiative designed to generate awareness, and build empathy and understanding about caregiving through the creation of uplifting and inspiring web series that showcase the inspiring work of caregivers across Canada.
In 2017, TELUS Fund launched the first Special Call for Web Series to surface stories with the potential to positively impact individuals caring for loved ones. Since then the Fund has helped finance twenty seven original pilot episodes and twelve original web series.
These touching series have been released annually to the public through the Stories for Caregivers initiative, with marketing and promotional support provided by TELUS Fund. In that time they have amassed over 15 million views and have been featured on national television, radio, and other mainstream news media across the country.
Stories for Caregivers is recognized by the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) as an acceptable online service for purposes of meeting the “shown in Canada” requirement of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit program. This recognition may also meet the digital platform requirements of other financing programs.
Stories for Caregivers is currently the largest online community of caregivers in Canada.
Who are caregivers?
Simply put, Caregivers are individuals who have been charged with the care and well-being of anyone with a limiting condition. In Canada there are currently over 8 million unrecognized and unpaid Caregivers. These individuals juggle full time careers with caring for parents, spouses, and children leaving little to no free time for anything else. This number is growing rapidly and is a global issue.
Whether supporting an aging parent or a child with special needs, many people will find themselves filling a caregiver role at some point in their lives. Are you ready to care for your loved one?
Stories for Caregivers does not offer clinical advice
The Stories for Caregivers website is for entertainment purposes only and is not in the position to offer clinical advice (please see our Terms of Service). However, if you are in need of advice or assistance, please review our Resources Page where you will find a variety of nationwide, Canadian organizations that will be able to help or at least point you in the right direction.
About TELUS Fund
TELUS Fund finances exceptional content that promotes the well-being of people in their environment. TELUS Fund is recognized by the CRTC as a Certified Independent Production Fund. Thanks to the success of TELUS Optik TV with more than 1.27 Million customers in British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec, TELUS Fund has committed over $33M to more than 100 projects since 2013.
Patio is responsible for Stories For Caregivers' social media management and marketing efforts. Patio is an award-winning digital marketing agency that has been providing strategic digital advertising and social media services for over a decade. Since 2017, Patio has led the social media community growth of Stories for Caregivers to over 60,000 strong on Facebook and has leveraged that audience to grow the viewership of their video content to over 15 million views across Facebook and YouTube.