SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
On top of all they do, our caregivers must now navigate the impact from COVID-19 as they support the vulnerable and most at-risk people in our communities. Now more than ever, we need to keep our caregivers at the forefront of our minds and show our support.
ABOUT NATIONAL CAREGIVER DAY
The first Tuesday of April has been unanimously adopted by the Members of Parliament of Canada to recognize the importance of the “invisible” unpaid work. Interchangeably known as National Caregiver Day, this day marks the beginning* of our formal recognition of caregivers and the valuable contribution they make to care recipients, our communities and our economy.
*Formal recognition of caregivers is reinforced throughout the year from coast to coast as we all work together, and autonomously, to strengthen caregivers in Canada. A number of appreciation events are held in Ontario on the first Tuesday of April as the province celebrates Family Caregiver Day. The recognition continues to a crescendo in Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia with Caregiver Awareness Month in May. Quebec brings these tributes to a grand-finale with their National Caregiver Week, which happens during the first week of November.