Implement a National Caregiving Strategy


According to the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence, 50% of Canadians will be a caregiver at some point in their life. This includes end-of-life care and care for ill or disabled family members. 

Caregivers spend 5.7 billion hours caring for people in their lives (4.2% of GDP) valued at $97.1B annually. $1.3B is lost in productivity per year. This is equivalent to over half a million employees dropping out of the labour force. 

More than 7.8 million Canadians over the age of 15 provide approximately 20 hours a week of unpaid care. 

A comprehensive plan is needed to help Canadians deal with the economic, health, stress, and other pressures that come with caregiving.    


  • That the federal government introduce a National Caregiving Strategy and work with provincial governments to implement it.  

Join us in calling on the government to implement a national caregiving strategy.

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