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Championing the needs of carers in Canada

Profiling the challenges and successes of carers across Canada creates a sense of sense of being part of something greater then ourselves.  It is why Carers Canada encourages our partners to share their work through social media so that we become part of a wider community always interacting with each other. Carers Canada media releases profile new and exciting initiatives that support and recognize caregivers.

MEDIA RELEASES

Carers Initiatives in the News

2017 National Carers Day: A Milestone for Canadian Carers

04- 04-2017, MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO 

Carers Canada applauds the Prime Minister for recognizing the 8.1 million carers in Canada in celebration of National Carers Day. For the first time, our Prime Minister joins our nation to pay tribute to family members and friends who have been stepping up to provide support and fill the gap in our publicly funded health care system. The Prime Minister’s recognition marks a pivotal step in advancing a national agenda to provide the necessary support for individuals who take on an unpaid caring role.

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BECAUSE I CARE – Organizations and individuals show their support of caregivers by writing a pledge for National Carers Day

04- 06-2016 MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

On the first Tuesday of April, Canadians come together to celebrate National Carers Day. It is a day to recognize the contribution of family members, friends, neighbours and other significant people who provide unpaid caring role for someone who needs help because of a physical or cognitive condition, an injury or a chronic life-limiting illness. Carers Canada is proud to raise our voice with caring stakeholders and individuals to show carers, also known as family caregivers, matter.

Recognizing the 6.1 Million Canadians Who Balance Care and Work on National Family Caregiver Day

04-07-2015 MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

Across the country, millions of Canadians ‐ parents, children, friends, and neighbours‐ unselfishly commit themselves to care for those in their lives affected by a diminishing physical ability, a debilitating cognitive condition or a chronic life‐limiting illness. They offer their dedication and compassion day in and day out, behind closed doors, to ensure that the person they care for has the best quality of life and care possible. Today, on National Family Caregiver Day, the Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC) is proud to raise our voices and engage stakeholders across the country to celebrate and recognize these individuals for their strengths and contributions to our society

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Health NGOs Endorse Premier Think Tank’s Roadmap for Economic Integration of Canadians with Serious Illness

09-03-2015 MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

The Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC) and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MS Society) are pleased with the recommendations in the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP)’s report, titled “Leaving Some Behind: What Happens When Workers Get Sick.”  This report highlights the need for a fundamental renewal of Canada’s income, disability and employment support system and calls on the federal government, and roundtable participants to champion the renewal.

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Global Organisations Working to Advance Carers Issues

09-01-2015 GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

Global leaders from more than 14 countries will meet in September to discuss the actions to meet the needs of family carers across the world. The third international meeting of the International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO), will focus in particular on strategies to safeguard the health and well-being of carers, build supportive workplace environments, and increase recognition of carer needs.

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More Accessible and Flexible Compassionate Care Benefits Worthy of Election Discussion Declare Three National Healthcare Coalitions

08-20-2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO

The Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC), Health Charities Coalition of Canada (HCCC) and Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) applaud today’s announcement that brings to light the needs of all Canadian caregivers during the federal election campaign. This important issue was highlighted today when the Liberal Party of Canada announced its intention to expand the Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefit to include caregivers who support loved ones with serious illnesses and to offer more of the flexibility often needed to deal with the episodic nature of caring for seriously ill family members.

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Bringing the faces and voices of family caregivers to Parliament Hill

04-12-2015 MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

The Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC) and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) are illuminating the challenges faced by millions of family caregivers to parliamentarians through the launch of a photographic census. Co-hosted by the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), this event will increase awareness of the 6.1 million Canadians – parents, colleagues, friends and neighbours – who have to balance their personal commitments, unpaid caregiving duties and work responsibilities. The photographic census is documenting the daily realities caregivers face behind closed doors, as they try to balance their career with family caregiving responsibilities the best way they can.

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Recognizing and Valuing the Caring Experience as an Employment Asset

01-21-2015 MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

The Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC) and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MS Society) are pleased with the recommendations in the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP)’s report, titled “Leaving Some Behind: What Happens When Workers Get Sick.”  This report highlights the need for a fundamental renewal of Canada’s income, disability and employment support system and calls on the federal government, and roundtable participants to champion the renewal.

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