HCCC Hill Times Advertisement: Caring is Only the Beginning

Posted: 02-07-2011

Family caregivers provide support to relatives who are disabled, gravely ill, or dying, at great cost to themselves both financially and in terms of their own health and well-being. That's why the 26 members of the Health Charities Coalition of Canada are asking all federal parties to recognize the role of family caregivers and support their increasing needs. We're also asking the federal government specifically to:

  • Improve the Compassionate Care Benefit (under Employment Insurance) to provide greater financial support, flexibility and eligibility to caregivers.
  • Create a companion program to the Compassionate Care Benefits that is not based on employment.    

Caring for a loved one due to age, medical condition, long-term illness or disability is difficult enough. By making family caregivers a priority, Canada's political parties can show all Canadians that they are not alone at a time when they need help the most.

Show Caregivers you Care

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