A Place Where Caregivers Can Connect With Each Other, Share Their Experiences, And Be Entertained By Some Of Canada’s Most Talented Storytellers.
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, if only for a few valuable moments. Produced with the participation of TELUS Fund, Stories For Caregivers aims to share these stories.
What is Stories For Caregivers?
Stories For Caregivers is a social platform developed by The Coup Company as an online destination for Caregivers. Our focus is to,
- Connect Caregivers with each other
- Feature entertaining and engaging visual content for Caregivers
- Generate awareness about Caregiving
Stories for Caregivers is produced with the participation of TELUS Fund. In 2017, TELUS Fund launched a Special Call for web series to surface entertaining and engaging stories with the potential to positively impact individuals providing care for loved ones. Many filmmakers applied and ten were selected to create their pilot episodes. The Coup Company then invited audiences to watch the pilot episodes online and show support for their favorites. With the support of more than 30,000 video views in a three week period, the Fund financed the production of three web series and the Stories for Caregivers platform.
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 active Caregivers, three quarters of whom are unrecognized and unpaid. These individuals juggle full time careers with caring for parents, spouses, and children leaving little to no free time for anything else.
In the next 30 years, the number of caregivers in Canada is expected to double. Are you ready to care for your loved one?
About The Coup Company
The Coup Company is a media studio specializing in the discovery and development of original content. We connect fans with creators and help them realize the potential of building an audience early in the development of their ideas.
The Coup Company has conducted multiple successful content accelerators designed to help creators develop their projects through fan support. All creators who participate gain valuable audience feedback, measurable demographics, social media savvy, and a refined pitch package. Projects that successfully navigate an accelerator from start to finish are greenlit for production. The results thus far have been 3 feature films for Cineplex theatres, a television pilot for CBC, and a variety of short films and webseries for a variety of partners. The Coup Company is also proud to be the digital producer of the highly successful TELUS STORYHIVE.
About TELUS Fund
TELUS Fund finances exceptional content that promotes the health and well-being of Canadians. The Fund is made possible thanks to the vision of TELUS Corporation and the incredible success of OptikTV, now reaching more than 1 Million TELUS TV customers in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. The Fund is an independently governed, not-for-profit corporation certified by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as a Canadian Independent Production Fund eligible to administer TELUS Corporation’s financial contributions in support of Canadian programming. Since launching in 2013, The Fund has advanced $18.5 million to more than 100 projects.