• NATIONAL CAREGIVER DAY CAMPAIGNS

  • NATIONAL CAREGIVER DAY CAMPAIGNS

2021 NATIONAL CAREGIVER DAY CAMPAIGN

Experiences in Caregiving

For the 8.1 million Canadians, caring for their friends, family, neighbours and loved ones, their experiences are unique and personal. On April 6, 2021, National Caregiver Day, Carers Canada featured Canadians’ experiences in caregiving; how COVID-19 has impacted caregivers and organizations that support caregivers. The 2021 campaign reinforced the need to support caregivers through the unprecidented challenges of the pandemic that  impacted caregivers physical, emotional, and financial health.

2020 NATIONAL CAREGIVER DAY CAMPAIGN

Every Minute Counts

From 5 minutes to an hour or even days, no amount is too small to show you care. The Every Minute Counts campaign reinforced the value of caregivers to all Canadians and shed light on the different ways individuals and organizations can contribute time to support caregivers’ health and well-being. Canadians virtually pledged more than 50,000 minutes of their time reflecting a range of actions from providing respite care, navigating the health system and getting groceries.

The Caregiver Resource Expo featured during the day included presentations from organizations across the country who are giving their time to support caregivers and heard from the caregivers themselves on why every minute you give can make a difference to their lives.

2019 NATIONAL CAREGIVER DAY CAMPAIGN

Caregivers’ perspectives on home-based palliative care

This campaigned showcased caregivers’ experiences of palliative care and increased awareness of the essential role caregivers play in helping individuals with life-limiting illness to choose and receive a palliative approach to care. The successful campaign brought to light the challenges caregivers face and how they can access resources to support end-of-life caregiving. The theme was strategically selected in alignment with a national health care policy priority: “how palliative care is provided in Canada.”

2018 NATIONAL CAREGIVER DAY CAMPAIGN

Connecting Carers

The “Connecting Carers” campaign successfully raised awareness of caregivers’ unique needs and the importance of connecting and accessing support earlier rather than later in their care journeys. Featuring information and resources on how to make connections to the healthcare team and to social networks, this campaign challenged providers and funders to explore new ways to support and empower caregivers.

2017 NATIONAL CAREGIVER DAY CAMPAIGN

Caring at Home

Carers Canada celebrated National Carers Day on April 3, 2017. The campaign “Caring at Home” increased awareness and understand of the important role caregivers play in supporting older adults with frailty, individuals with complex, chronic disabling conditions, and those at end-of-life to stay safely at home.

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