Updated: Mar 31, 2022
About this toolkit
This toolkit is designed to help caregivers and members of the Ontario Caregiver Coalition to participate in advocacy on Family Caregiver Day, this April 5, 2022.
These materials outline what we will be saying on Family Caregiver Day and are being made available for you to use and communicate as well. While we at the Ontario Caregiver Coalition strive to be the voice of caregivers, it is important that decision-makers, policy influencers, and other past, current, and future caregivers hear directly from caregivers too. We can give people all the facts about why they need to act to help caregivers – but your stories bring to life why they need to act now. To that end, our theme this year is “When Caregiving Happens to You”. With the Ontario election in June, we want to encourage people to think about the challenges facing caregivers, and to vote for the party they think will do the most to help them.
If you want to get involved, here's what you can do if you have...
.... 5 minutes:
Make sure you’re registered to vote so you can get your voter card
… 15 minutes
“Quote Tweet” or Share, our content from our Facebook and Twitter or post it using our social media resources on your preferred social media platform and tell your story. Here are some prompts to help:
I wish I had known before I became a caregiver that…
The hardest part about being a caregiver is…
Caregiving taught me…
I am grateful for the experience of being a caregiver because…
Make sure to use the hashtag #FamilyCaregiverDay and/or tag the Ontario Caregiver Coalition
… 30 minutes
Write an email to all the political parties or your local candidates. Go here to see a template to help you get started and for more information as to how.
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