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Social Innovation Workshop 





Bringing the Voice of Canadian Caregivers to the International Stage 

The Canadian Caregiver Coalition will be speaking at the 6th International Carers Conference being held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of September 2015.  Nadine Henningsen, CCC President and CHCA Executive Director, will also be chairing one of the plenary session on “Combining Work and Care”.   

This major event happens only once every four years and is a crucial gathering of all major caring organisations across the world.  The conference will be opened by H.M. Queen Silvia and Asa Regnér, Minister for Children, Older People and Gender Equality, Government Offices of Sweden and speakers are coming from 30 countries, including UK, Ireland, Australia, Finland, New Zealand, and America. There are over 200 papers being 
presented.  

The Canadian Caregiver Coalition will be sharing its journey and successes in influencing social and political agenda to better serve the needs of caregivers in Canada. The seminar will describe the Coalition’s journey in overcoming the pitfalls associated with bureaucracy inherent in group work and its evolution into a virtual practice model. 


 


 

Mobilizing Action: Family Caregivers in Canada

The goal of Mobilizing Action is to develop a concrete action plan that will address the physical, psychosocial and financial needs of family caregivers. The two year pan-Canadian project builds on the findings from a number of influential events: the 2011 Canadian Caregiver Strategy, the 2013 Action Table on Family Caregivers and the 2013 Way Forward Caregiver Consultations. A success of this project will brings us closer to a Canada that recognizes, respects and values the integral role of family caregivers.

 

The project will move discussion into action. By bringing together a broad range of stakeholders with diverse perspectives and expertise, Mobilizing Action will identify actions to support family caregivers and gain commitment from stakeholders to:

  • Enhance awareness of caregiver needs and facilitate their voice in care provision and the health care system.
  • Improve access to caregiver support services and patient care resources.   
  • Alleviate the financial burden placed on family caregivers. 
  • Create flexible workplaces that recognize caregiving obligations.

 




 


Established in 2000, the Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC) is a virtual alliance of diverse partner organizations that work collectively, and autonomously, to identify and respond to the needs of caregivers in Canada.  

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for family caregivers through advocacy and synergistic partnerships.   

Together we strive to achieve our vision of “a Canada that recognizes, respects, and values the integral role of family caregivers in society”.   


 

 

 

 

Health NGOs endorse premier think tank’s roadmap for economic integration of Canadians with serious illness (Sept 3, 2015)

The Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC) and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MS Society) are pleased with the recommendations in the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP)’s report, titled “ Leaving Some Behind: What Happens When Workers Get Sick.”

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Global Organisations Working to Advance Carers Issues (Sept 2015)

IACO to host the third annual meeting of more than 14 countries to discuss caregiving needs.

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More accessible and flexible Compassionate Care Benefits worthy of election discussion declare three national healthcare coalitions (Aug 21, 2015)

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Bringing the faces and voices of family caregivers to Parliament Hill (May 12, 2015)

The Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC) and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) are illuminating the challenges faced by millions of family caregivers to parliamentarians through the launch of a photographic census, co-hosted by the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), on Parliament Hill today.

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April 7 National Family Caregiver Day

Today, on National Family Caregiver Day, the Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC) is proud to raise our voices and engage stakeholders across the country to celebrate and recognize the 6.1 million Canadians who balance care and work and their contributions to our society.

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