The Government of Canada highlights National Caregiver Day on April 5th each year.

Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera, along with Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos, and Minister of Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement:

Today is National Caregiver Day and we would like to thank the millions of caregivers who make a difference in the lives of so many. Throughout the pandemic, caregivers have been there for our country. And, as the pandemic evolves, we celebrate the contributions caregivers have made − and continue to make − to help people in Canada in their communities and in their homes and residences.

Join the conversation online by using the hashtag #NationalCaregiverDay or visit the Seniors in Canada Facebook page.

Caregivers – you are not alone. If you need to talk to someone, visit the Wellness Together Canada portal or download its companion app PocketWell. These are among the services we hope you access to ensure you get the support you need as you care for others.

Great resources from The Ontario Caregiver Association.

The Toronto Caregiver Collaboration Forum, is a Toronto and GTA based committee, with a mandate of advising on and advocating for the development of Caregiver related strategies, policy changes and service development, to improve the experiences of caregivers and to enable a close alignment of services through caregiver lived experiences.

Members the Toronto Caregiver Collaborative Forum are:

Age Well
Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital
Circle of Care
Caregiver Exchange and the healthline
City of Toronto
Family Councils Ontario
National Initiative for Eating Disorders
Ontario Caregiver Coalition
Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations
The Rekai Centres
St. Elizabeth Health Centre
Family Service Toronto
Young Carers Program Hospice Toronto
Toronto Public Library
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
WoodGreen Community Services
Reconnect Community Health Services
The Ontario Caregiver Organization

To access resources in your community, please call OCO’s 24/7 Caregiver Helpline at 1-833-416-CARE (2273).