Today, CMHA Toronto joins individuals and organizations across the country in celebrating National Caregiver Day on April 5, 2022.
National Caregiver Day is intended to honour caregivers — the millions of parents, children, siblings, spouses and friends who provide unpaid care to support someone with a diminishing physical ability, a debilitating cognitive condition or a chronic life-limiting illness.
According to Carers Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for caregivers in Canada, resulting in added strain to their role and impacting their mental health. CMHA Ontario and branches around the province also provide programs and services to support mental wellness, such as Living Life to the Full, BounceBack, counselling, information on stress management, and much more.
For caregiver tips and resources, visit the Ontario Caregiver Coalition website and the Ontario Caregiver Organization website.