It's Family Caregiver Day once again!
This Tuesday, April 4, 2023, we need your help once again to advocate for better supports for caregivers
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 “Caregiving costs”. We have heard from many of you about the challenges you face as a caregiver, whether it's money, time, energy, other relationships, or just a lack of autonomy to make care decisions, and we want to show people what that means. To learn more, read our news release.
If you want to get involved, here's what you can do if you have...
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Make sure to use the hashtag #FamilyCaregiverDay and/or tag the Ontario Caregiver Coalition
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Write an email to your local MPP to tell your story and ask them to support our ask for the Standing Committee on Social Policy to study how to address financial distress among caregivers.
Find them here: https://www.ola.org/en/get-involved/contact-mpp
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Thank you again for your ongoing support. We wish you a very happy Family Caregiver Day.
Chair, Communications and Awareness Committee