Join us at Carers Canada as we proudly unveil our 2024 National Caregiver Day campaign, “Valuing Caring.” This year, our focus is on the profound concept of ‘give and get’ inherent in the caregiving journey. Caregivers give immeasurably to our society, not just in terms of their time and effort, but in their knowledge and dedication. In return, they gain value, both in personal growth and in the deep connections they forge through their caring roles.
We want to acknowledge caregivers’ contribution: Caregivers are the unsung heroes of our healthcare system. Their contribution, valued at an incredible $97.1 billion in unpaid efforts in 2018, is a testament to their indispensable role. They are instrumental in enhancing patient care, co-designing hospital processes, and improving patient compliance and medication adherence.
We need to appreciate caregivers’ experiences: The act of caregiving, while challenging, brings substantial rewards. Caregivers often experience personal growth, a heightened sense of purpose, and enriched life skills such as communication, conflict resolution, and adaptability. This journey deepens their bonds of companionship and connection with those they care for.
Our 2024 Campaign Elements will Feature:
Informative webinars discussing the significant economic and health system benefits of caregiving, and the positive impact of caregiving on personal growth and relationships.
Opportunities to share your voice and engage in our campaign.
Tools and key messages to build awareness of the value of caring and next steps for policy planners, providers, and caregivers.
Visit our website throughout February and March for new updates on the campaign
Join us in this celebration and awareness campaign to recognize and honor all caregivers across the country. Their dedication and commitment not only support individuals in need but also build a stronger, more compassionate society.