CARING IS A
LABOUR OF LOVE.
WE’RE HERE TO
LIGHTEN THE LOAD.

Empowering Family Caregivers in Canada: Over 8 million dedicated Canadians invest significant time and energy into the life-changing commitment of caregiving, and yet these contributors often go unnoticed. At CareMakers, our mission is to support those who care for their loved ones in need.

Make a difference in the lives of family caregivers.

CARING IS A
LABOUR OF LOVE.
WE’RE HERE TO
LIGHTEN THE LOAD.

Empowering Family Caregivers in Canada: Over 8 million dedicated Canadians invest significant time and energy into the life-changing commitment of caregiving, and yet these contributors often go unnoticed. At CareMakers, our mission is to support those who care for their loved ones in need.

Make a difference in the lives of family caregivers.

CAREGIVING IS MORE THAN JUST AN ACT OF KINDNESS

1 in 4

Canadians is a caregiver. More than half of them provide long-term care lasting years.

51%

Feel overwhelmed. Caregivers are often anxious and tired as a result of their role.

19 hours per week

This enormous time commitment is on top of career and other family commitments.
OUR VISION:
A COUNTRY WHERE FAMILY CAREGIVERS ARE VALUED, RECOGNIZED AND SUPPORTED.

HOW WE SUPPORT
CANADIAN FAMILY CAREGIVERS

CAREGIVER
STORIES

Hear from Canadian caregivers who live it every day.

HOW WE MAKE
AN IMPACT

Discover how our funding is making a difference in the lives of family caregivers.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT
CAREGIVERS IN CANADA

Want to get involved? Learn how you can support work that makes a difference here.

We fund national and local charitable organizations for caregivers across Canada – find out more about grants and funding here.

“As a Foundation team, we are so inspired by the impact that family caregivers, and those who support them have every day. This is one of the most important causes of our time. We are committed to raising awareness of the efforts and needs of family caregivers, as well as those charitable organizations that provide them with the critical programs and resources they depend on.”

Leila Fenc

Executive Director, Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation

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