The Caring Support Podcast

Caring Support is all about connections and providing the best resources for healthcare workers and employers. The Caring Support platform is an all-in-one employment platform dedicated to healthcare. Visit to learn more.

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3 days ago

Today’s Caring Support Podcast Episode is part of a special series called the “Caring Support Care Kit” where we talk about how we and healthcare workers can take care of ourselves on a day-to-day basis. We were very lucky to have with us the amazing Karisa Haverkamp, Registered Psychotherapist, Founder and Clinical Director of Blossoms Counselling in Brantford, Ontario.
Season 2, Episode 8
About Karisa Haverkamp
Karisa Haverkamp is a Registered Psychotherapist and certified perinatal mental health specialist.  Karisa has a private practice in Brantford ON.  Karisa empowers women to live authentic and fearless lives during pregnancy, motherhood and beyond.  Karisa treats anxiety, depression and chronic stress. She has 10 years of experience in the field including working with people from six nations of the grand river as a complex trauma therapist. Karisa is a mother of four and enjoys reading, running and weightlifting. Karisa is passionate about creating a safe space to empower women to gain clarity and connection and to move forward with greater calm, confidence and joy. 

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

March is Music Therapy Awareness Month so the Caring Support Podcast was excited to get the chance to sit down with Music Therapist and Executive Director of the Canadian Music Therapy Association, Jennifer Buchanan.
Come along with us as we learn all about Music Therapy and how it just might be the right therapy choice for you or even the perfect career path.
Season 2, Episode 7
About Jennifer Buchanan
Jennifer is the Founder and Visionary Architect of JB Music Therapy (JBMT), a music therapy company that has been instrumental in the implementation of hundreds of music therapy programs throughout Canada for 30 years and that has been thrice nominated for the Community Impact Award by her local Chamber of Commerce. JBMT currently employs a diverse team of 18 Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) serving all ages in medical, education and community care settings.

Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

Today, on the Caring Support Podcast, we are talking with Eliza Mystille. The Manager, Recruitment and Selection at Bruyere Continuing Care, located in Ottawa, Ontario. Come along with us as we dive into the world of Healthcare Human Resources.
Season 2 Episode 6
About Eliza Mystille
Ms. Eliza Mystille is the Manager, Recruitment and Selection at Bruyère. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Paris 13, a Master's degree in Communications from the University of Ottawa, and a graduate certificate in Human Resources Management from Algonquin College. She holds two professional designations from the Human Resources Professional Association, Certified Human Resources Professional and Certified Human Resources Leader. She has been working in both the public and private sectors, most recently in the healthcare sector for the past seven years. Ms. Mystille developed her expertise by combining her knowledge and experience in both communication and human resources fields, which enables her to create and find innovative solutions to solve recruitment issues among others.  When she is not recruiting, you can find her on the dance floor teaching Zumba.  She is also passionate about employment law, social justice, diversity and understanding human behaviours. 

Working as a Frontline PSW & HCA

Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

This week, on the Caring Support Podcast, we got to sit down and talk with PSW (Personal Support Worker), Fola Tajudeen, and HCA (Health Care Assistant), Kayleigh Doan-Adams. While the titles to their jobs differ, they both work roles that are integral parts of the healthcare system. Come along with us to learn more about being a PSW and HCA on the healthcare frontlines.
Season 2 Episode 5

Wednesday Feb 08, 2023

Being a healthcare worker in today's world takes someone who is brave, courageous and strong. Someone who strives to care for their patients the way that they would care for their own family. Someone that fights for change to make for better work environments for others and someone that isn't afraid to stand up for what's right and let their voice be heard.
We were honoured to have Taylor Booroff as this week's special guest on the Caring Support podcast. Taylor is a personal support worker that began her career as a PSW at the young age of 19. She fought hard through COVID and is now using her voice to stand up and fight for changes that are so desperately needed not only in the PSW profession but in healthcare in general. Come along with us as we listen to Taylor's story.
Season 2 Episode 4

Wednesday Feb 01, 2023

Burnout is something that nurses were feeling before the pandemic, but COVID-19 pointed a big spotlight on just how burnt out nurses really are. Out in Alberta, there is an amazing nurse, Darlene Schindel, who is lovingly referred to as the “Nurse’s Nurse” and who has made it her mission to help nurses go from burnt out and on the verge of giving up their careers to thriving and enjoying the practice again.  Darlene is a very busy woman, but the Caring Support Podcast was lucky enough to get the chance to sit with her to discuss the struggles nurses are facing and how she is working to provide assistance and change to the industry.
Season 2, Episode 4

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

With the boomer population getting older the question for many has become ‘how can I age safely at home’? For many, the thought of everything that goes into this is daunting. We got the chance to sit down and talk with Jim Closs from Age Safe Canada about steps you can take to ensure you can age safely at home. If you or a loved one are in the planning stages for this type of journey, then keep listening to find out how you can ensure that you age safely right in your own home.
Season 2 Episode 3

Wednesday Jan 18, 2023

The Caring Support Podcast had another exciting and educational conversation this week with the amazing Maria Margaritas!
Maria is an educational coach and the founder of "mariA. think outside the box MED.ucation" providing on-demand digital courses, blogs, and coaching for international medical graduates and internationally trained healthcare professionals (IMGs-ITHPs) to improve their medical communication skills for Canadian healthcare settings in order to achieve personal and professional success in Canada.
Come along with us and let’s get ‘Med.ucated with Maria’!
Season 2 Episode 2

Wednesday Jan 11, 2023

In a world where there is a never-ending job list of open healthcare related positions, the question can become “where can I go to school in order to get the most out of my healthcare career?” The Caring Support Podcast team was excited to get the chance to have a conversation with Kaydene Campbell, RPN and Vice President for CLI College of Business, Health, and Technology to discuss life on the CLI campus and what students can expect when they chose one of the dynamic and in demand healthcare career programs offered at CLI College.
Season 2 Episode 1

2022 Wrap Up!

Wednesday Dec 21, 2022

Wednesday Dec 21, 2022

We've interviewed many individuals this year, and to finish off season one of the Caring Support Podcast, we decided to have Caring Support's very own Joseph Jongsma, Anneka Burghout, James Smith, and advisory board member Dr. Paul Woods to talk about what has happened in 2022 and what's to come in 2023!
Season 1 Episode 43

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