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  • Welcome to the Thornhill Caregivers Website!
  • Offering fellowship and support for those away from home
  • Helping caregivers find comfort in friendship
  • Sharing adventures together


To our Thornhill Caregivers Group! We are glad you are visiting our website today. 

About Us

Thornhill Caregivers is a support and friendship group for Live-In Caregivers and Nannies in the Thornhill and greater Toronto area.  We meet regularly to enjoy fun activities and fellowship.  We bring in special speakers who share about topics which concern Live-in Caregivers, such as: immigration, communication, loneliness and safety.

We provide a safe place for Live-in Caregivers to meet other Caregivers and build long lasting friendship and support.

The Thornhill Caregivers Group is a ministry of Thornhill Baptist Church.

Who is this website for?

Live-In Caregivers provide a unique and much needed service to Canadian society. 

Live-In Caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision.  

In order to provide care Live-In Caregivers make great sacrifices – living far from home, family and friends. 

The Thornhill Caregivers group offers:

  • Support
  • Friendship
  • Information
  • Upcoming Activities
  • Encouragement
  • A home away from home


Gloria Stafford – is from Toronto, Ontario. She is the director of the Thornhill Caregivers’ Group and has been on staff at the Thornhill Baptist Church since 1998. Gloria, who is a trained Marriage and Family Therapist, also offers counselling to Caregivers who are coping with the challenges of being separated from family members in their homeland.  She also assists Caregivers who are searching for jobs and need help preparing resumes.

Claire Ramirez – was born in Baguio City, Philippines.  She is married to Jonathan.  Claire completed a Bachelor of Education, worked in teaching and was very involved in her home Church. Claire spent a couple of years in Hong Kong as a Live-in Caregiver before coming to Canada in 2007. Currently Claire is working at a Day Care and part-time as a Nanny.  She is taking ECE Courses at College. Claire works part-time with the Thornhill Caregiver ministry.  She enjoys giving welcome packages to new Caregivers and helping them to adjust to life in Canada.  

Jez Vicente – was born in Ifugao, Philippines.  She is married to Marshall and mom to Aidan.  Jez completed a Bachelor of Education and worked as a pre-school teacher before coming to Canada in 2007. She recently completed a course in Child Daycare Management and loves working with children. Jez works part-time with the Thornhill Caregiver ministry.  She enjoys meeting new Caregivers, providing support and encouragement.