At any moment, any one of us of us can become a caregiver. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures, and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would do in the same situation – helping those in need, supporting a loved one and caring for those who cannot care for themselves. They do what needs to be done. . .if they didn’t, who would?
Canada Cares celebrates and supports family and professional caregivers through community outreach programs and our national caregiver recognition awards. Our Make Me Smile program distributes practical gifts to caregivers and their families including bathroom safety equipment, ramps, an accessible van and annual One Wish Awards.