After 16 years the Caregivers Association of British Columbia is closing its doors. In doing so, they are passing the torch to the Family Caregivers’ Network Society (FCNS) to pursue the dream of having a strong provincial organization dedicated 100% to supporting family caregivers.
We salute the dedication of the many, many hard-working CABC volunteers and staff who have given their time and talent to making life better for families and friends who care. Some highlights of their work include building caregiver support networks across BC, developing education and support training programs and providing public education and awareness campaigns.
CABC worked very hard to offset the effects of regionalization and a lack of ongoing operational funding – no easy job. In 2000 they moved from Penticton to Vancouver in search of better opportunities. Their work inspired donors to invest a great deal, thus keeping them going for a number of years. They have reached into many corners of BC to give much-needed support to family caregivers.
As is the case with many non-profits throughout the world, CABC has decided to close its doors due to lack of funding. FCNS will do its very best to continue to reach out to caregivers in BC and explore funding opportunities to keep the BC dream alive. We salute you, CABC, Namaste.
Barb MacLean, Executive Director, FCNS