Email Your Federal Ministers!
Conditions such as Frailty & Dementia leave seniors vulnerable requiring help for daily living tasks, often for ten years or more. Caregivers need more support!
We are asking the Federal Government to enact the following changes to ensure that the health and well-being of caregivers, including those supporting older Canadians living with frailty, is being safeguarded.
- Increase the Employment Insurance Family Caregiver Benefit from 15 weeks to 35 weeks, and make this benefit refundable in order to address the needs of low-income caregivers.
- Create national caregiver legislation that defines the essential role of caregivers in the health and social care system. This includes caregiver supports, rights, and recognition.
Fill out this form to send an email with the message above to the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister of Health, and Minister of Seniors to support CFN’s call to support Family & Friend Caregivers.