Find this year's National Caregivers
Nominate a Caregiver for a Prestigious Award and Chance to Win $10,000!
To mark National Family Caregiver Day on April 7, Canada Cares launched the 2015 Caregiver Awards. It’s all part of a unique program, called Canada Cares (www.canadacares.org
), that supports and celebrates caregivers of all kinds across the country.
“If you know a caregiver who deserves recognition, we want to hear from you,” said Caroline Tapp-McDougall, Chair of Canada Cares, explaining that the awards announcement follows the success last year of the inaugural caregiver awards program. “The number of caregivers is growing at a rapid pace across the country, with one in four Canadian adults providing care at home for a loved one, and it’s time to support and recognize people for their tireless, selfless efforts to help others in need."
Canada Cares is looking for nominees for their $10,000 One Wish Award and Regional, National, Community and Employer Awards.
Caregiver Award - Again this year, five family caregivers and five health professional caregivers from four regions of Canada (Western, Central, Atlantic, and Northern) will be selected to recieve a Canada Cares Caregiver Award. Of these, one family caregiver and one professional will be chosen as the Canada Cares National Caregivers of the Year.
One Wish Award - In addition, one caregiver will be awarded $10,000 to make a caregiving wish come true. This award is judged on creativity of the wish and the impact that making it come true will have. Sponsored by We Care Home Health Services.
Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Award - In recent year, forawed-thinking businesses and organizations have begun to recognize the value of supporting employees who are caregivers. Last year we introducted the Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Award to recognize employers in Canada who are leaders in this area. In partnership with the Canadian Abilities Foundation.
Caring Communities Award
- In 2014, we introducted the Caring Communities Award
. This award, supported by Caregiver Solutions
magazinge, will recognize a community in Canada for its leadership in supporting and celebrating caregivers through programs and services that focus on recognition, participation, awareness, and diverse community engagement.
Nominations – which can be submitted online, by mail or by video – will be accepted until September 18, 2015 with winners announced in November.
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is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about caregiving and providing support for family and professional caregivers. It has been created through a unique partnership between healthcare organizations and businesses across the country, including Stroke Recovery Canada®, a program of March of Dimes Canada.