CARP Launches #Credit4Caregivers Push During 2019 Election Campaign

Unpaid caregivers save our health care system over $25 billion annually.

It’s time for the government to help Canadians with the true financial, physical and emotional costs of caregiving.   

 Meet the FACES of Canadian Caregivers

Tell your preferred candidate to support caregivers by promising the following changes:

Make the Canada Caregiver Tax Credit, a refundable tax credit to ensure all caregivers are treated equally.

Increase support for respite care and adult day programs, and create better supports for aging in place.

Increase the Family Caregiver Benefit from 15 to 27 weeks and align provincial employment standards with federal EI benefits.

Enable Canadians to care for their loved ones by expanding eligibility for the 26 weeks of Compassionate Care Benefits to include those who are caring for the critically ill, not only for the terminally ill.

41% of CARP members surveyed are caregivers

More than 1 million Canadian caregivers are over 65

Women spend on average 5.8 years of their life providing care to family/friends compared to 3.4 years for men


CARP Caregiver Campaign Media Release

For immediate release

September 16, 2019 — CARP is asking Canadians to make caregiving an election issue in October. Today, it launched a national campaign #credit4caregivers, with a heart-wrenching video, to highlight the burden of Canada’s millions of unpaid caregivers. READ MORE