Carers Canada (formerly Canadian Caregiver Coalition – CCC) is a virtual alliance of diverse partner organizations which ‘embodies and reinforces the national and international movement to ensure the recognition and inclusion of carers in social policy. Partner organizations work together and individually to positively impact the lives of caregivers. Together they: Promote awareness of the role and value of carers; Support a Carer Manifesto that informs and influences government policy and programs; Stimulate collective action that addresses carers’ priorities and needs’. Family Caregivers of British Columbia is a proud member of Carers Canada.
Office of the Seniors Advocate Toll-free: 1-877-952-3181. In March 2014, Isobel Mackenzie was appointed as BC Seniors’ Advocate, Canada’s first person to have that provincial role. The Office monitors seniors’ services, promotes awareness of seniors’ issues and works collaboratively with seniors, families, policymakers, service providers and others to identify solutions, and makes recommendations to government about system-wide issues facing seniors in five key areas: health care; personal care; housing; transportation; and income support. Since the appointment of Isobel Mackenzie, almost a dozen reports have been published.
Supporting Family Caregivers: An Action Plan for British Columbia (May 2010) is the first-ever strategic framework to support family caregivers in BC. Written by Family Caregivers of BC, we gratefully recognize the Ministry of Health Services and especially thank the Home and Community Care Branch for their vision in funding the project and their efforts on behalf of family caregivers.