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Canada Cares 5th Annual Campaign Recognizes Exceptional Caregivers with a $10,000 Award

Did you know that 1 in 4 Canadians provide care for a special needs child, a senior, a wounded warrior, and a friend with a disability or loved one?

October 1st, 2017-­? Canada Cares 5th annual Awards recognize family, friends and professional caregivers for the remarkable things they do to help others in their community.

Canadians are encouraged to nominate a caregiver for one of these prestigious awards, and outline what they could do with our $10,000 prize.

According to recent research:

  • 6.1 million caregivers are juggling their work and caregiving responsibilities
  • 44% of caregivers between the ages of 45-­?64 care for both a parent and children
  • Informal caregivers provide 80% of all care given to seniors in the community and 30% of services to seniors in institutions.

Launched in 2013, the annual Canada Cares Awards program has generated extensive community engagement and coast-to-coast media coverage. Since it’s inception almost a hundred awards have been presented. A national committee, based on criteria such as, caregiving activities, commitment to care, community involvement, and compassion, selects award winners. The Canada Cares One Wish Award will be evaluated on the creativity of the request and the level of need.

Nominations will be accepted until January, 31st 2018 with winners announced in May 2018. Visit www.canadacares.org.

Nominate someone in your community for the chance to win!

Interviews are available with Canada Cares Founder Caroline Tapp-McDougall and Chelsea Russell, previous Canada Cares Award Recipient.

Together with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, we are hosting the Jukebox Beatles Tribute Band in Toronto on November 11, 2017.  For more details, check out http://www.canadacares.org/

Contacts

Media information:

Caroline Tapp-McDougall
647-268-6749

caroline@bcsgroup.com

 

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