Created in 2015, Mobilizing Action: Family Caregivers in Canada is an integrated and shared plan to address the physical, psychosocial, and financial needs of caregivers. The Mobilizing Action plan was developed and endorsed by a broad range of stakeholders, including caregivers, health professionals, service providers, community support groups, researchers, governments, civil society and non-governmental organizations, employers and labour representatives. Each group provided insight, recommendations and resources to the specific action points that outline how government, business, health and community professionals, as well as the wider community, can work cooperatively to achieve a shared purpose in supporting Canadians who take on a caring role. The plan serves as a blueprint for coordinated actions to support caregivers and addressed:
- Enhanced awareness of caregiver needs and facilitate their voice in the care provision and the health care system.
- Improved access to caregiver support services and patient care resources.
- Alleviating the financial burden placed on family caregivers.
- Creating supportive workplaces that recognize caregiving obligations.