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
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”.