Family caregivers included in federal budget and election platforms

A tax credit for family caregivers was included in the March 22nd federal budget, and several parties have included support for family caregivers in their election platforms, bringing the issues surrounding family caregivers to a wide audience. These announcements shine light on the issues that affect an estimated 4 million caregivers whose contributions to Canadian society are often overlooked.

Some recent headlines include:

For over ten years, McConnell Grantee the Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC) has been working to join with caregivers, service providers, policy makers and other stakeholders to identify and respond to the needs of caregivers in Canada.

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