Balancing Work and Care: Experiences of Working Caregivers and Evidence for crafting supportive workplaces for Caregivers
Navigating Family Caregiving in Canada: Tackling Systemic Challenges and Identifying Opportunities for Support
In October 2021, a diverse group of caregiving thought leaders, practitioners and caregivers with lived experiences met to explore systemic challenges impacting caregivers and discuss opportunities to increase awareness of the importance of caregiving and better address caregivers’ needs.
The sessions helped us develop a more nuanced appreciation of the varied and complex issues in the caregiving space. It further clarified the potential for charitable organizations to partner with other agents of change to overcome them.
Caregiving In Canada: Addressing Challenges and Shaping a National Dialogue
In October 2020, our virtual roundtables brought together thought leaders and advocates in the caregiving industry. We brought these experts together to inform our work in the caregiving sector and to better understand the key issues and opportunities that caregivers face every day.
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While the Petro‑Canada CareMakers Foundation is unable to provide financial assistance to individuals, there are a number of provincial organizations available to support you with resources and tools. Please see below, for one in your province, or alternatively call 211 to find an organization in your local area that may be able to offer you support:
- Alberta: Caregivers Alberta
- British Columbia: Family Caregivers of BC
- Manitoba: Canadian Virtual Hospice
- New Brunswick: Caregivers’ Guide - Government of New Brunswick
- Northwest Territories: The NWT Caregivers Guide
- Nova Scotia: Caregivers Nova Scotia
- Ontario: Ontario Caregiver Organization
- Quebec: L’Appui pour les proches aidants
- Saskatchewan: The Saskatoon Caregiver Information and Support Centre
Our Board of Directors is made up of members from Petro‑Canada, Suncor and external experts. We intend to add to this complement over time, to include greater diversity of experience, geographic representation, expertise and lived caregiver experience.