By exploring common challenges and national and international opportunities, the Forum provided a unique platform to draw on world-class research, innovative policies and put a spotlight on practical solutions to support care and unpaid caregiving. Themes at the Forum included ‘mobility and migration’, ‘technology and care’, ‘work and care’, ‘respite and recognition’, ‘information and expertise’ and ‘minimizing financial burden’.
Delegates expressed how valuable the Forum was for building their networks and making new connections to move their shared agendas forward. They felt they could leverage new knowledge and apply learnings to their organization’s work.
Nadine Henningsen, Chief Executive of Carers Canada and the Canadian Home Care Association, and Chair of the International Alliance of Caregivers Organizations (IACO), also officially launched the IACO and Embracing Carers™ landmark report, the Global State of Care. The report is the foundation for the development of a global action plan that will improve the quality of life and support the needs of all unpaid caregivers around the world.
Click here to read the Global State of Care report