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CHCA on the Issues - Carers

2017 Carer Support Scan

Advancing Collective Priorities: 
A Canadian Carer Strategy

Significant gains have been made on developing legislation, policy and programs to better meet the needs of carers. A collaboration of Carers Canada, the Canadian Home Care Association and the Canadian Cancer Action Network, the report outlines the policies and practice initiatives that support carers across the country.  In doing so, we aim to identify opportunities for broader pan-Canadian collaboration and build on each other’s efforts to achieve measurable outcomes and values for patients, carers and our society as a whole.

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A Canada that recognizes and respects the integral role of family caregivers in society.

Family caregivers’ are family members and other significant people (as identified by the care recipient) who provide care and assistance to individuals living with a debilitating physical, mental or cognitive condition.


Family Caregiving in Canada 2011


Family Caregiving in Canada

What if Canada was the best in the world in meeting the needs of family caregivers?

CHCA Knowledge Network - A Pan-Canadian Roundtable


The CHCA Home Care Knowledge Network invited 35 stakeholders representing a broad range of organizations, including national associations, charities, coalitions, home care providers, employers, and government and caregiver coalitions, to explore and identify innovative advocacy practices that will contribute to the successful advancement of the caregiver agenda.




 Caregiver Consultation 2008









Consultation on Family Caregiving

Interactive Workshop & Educational Sessions


Highlights from the 2008 CHCA Home Care Summit, which was attended by over 400 stakeholders from across Canada, including the special 2.5 hour workshop, 'Social Innovation and Family Caregiving', sponsored by HRSDC.





Caregiver Strategy 2013


A Canadian Caregiver Strategy, 2013

A strategy that describes how Canada can address the priorities of family caregivers and the role of governments, organizations and individuals in the implementation of a Canadian Caregiver Strategy. Specific priorities include:

1. Safeguarding the health and well-being of family caregivers.
2. Minimizing excessive financial burden.
3. Enabling access to user friendly information.
4. Creating flexible workplace and educational environments.
5. Investing in research on family caregiving




Advocating for Family Caregivers


The Canadian Home Care Association is actively involved as a signatory partner and President of the Carers Canada. This organization is a diverse group of organizations from across Canada that join with caregivers, service providers, policy makers and other stakeholders to identify and respond to the needs of caregivers in Canada.


The vision of the Coalition is - a Canada that recognizes and respects the integral role of family caregivers in society, and supports this role with the understanding that it is not a substitute for public responsibility in health and social care.


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