Family Caregivers of BC (FCBC) proudly and compassionately supports over 1 million people in British Columbia that provide physical and/or emotional care to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. FCBC supports caregivers by providing access to information, education, and supports that enable caregivers to feel more confident and successful in their role. FCBC provides leadership to strengthen the voice of family caregivers and the significance of their role. We engage with health sectors, social sectors, and caregivers to find ways to include caregivers as partners in care and in health care system improvement efforts. Established in 1989, FCBC is a not-for-profit registered charity funded by Ministry of Health, United Way Greater Victoria, and Island Health.
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Family Caregivers of BC in the Media
Women are providing more unpaid care in Canada and are more likely to struggle with mental and physical health problems as a result of caregiving than their male counterparts, according to data published by Statistics Canada on Tuesday.
The pandemic has exacerbated challenges for caregivers looking after children and aging parents. In this article, Executive Director Barb MacLean speaks to the Globe and Mail about the particular challenges faced by female, sandwich generation caregivers.
May is Family Caregiver Awareness Month, and we should take this time to reach out to our friends and neighbours doing this vital work, writes columnist Margaret Coates.
For Good News Friday on Capital Daily, Barb McLean, Executive Director of Family Caregivers of BC, talks about how to spot burnout in family caregivers and about the unique local services to help those in need from Family Caregivers BC.
Listen to our Executive Director Barb MacLean speak on the topic of vaccines for caregivers: Yesterday we brought you the story of a primary caregiver whose request for a vaccine was rejected by Vancouver Coastal Health. Today we find out how other caregivers are doing. The executive director for family caregivers of BC joins us. […]
Globe & Mail article: “Caregivers facing extra pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic need more support, advocates say”
This article details the additional stresses caregivers are facing during the pandemic and some of the trends that have emerged from a recent University of Alberta survey. The article features Katrina Precott (a volunteer at FCBC), her mother, and our Executive Director Barb MacLean.