The first-ever Carer Well-Being Index surveyed 755 carers in Canada across various demographics who are providing unpaid care for a loved one with a long-term illness, physical disability, or cognitive/mental condition to learn how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their physical, emotional and financial health.

Some Canadian-Specific Survey Results

  • 71%

    say caring for someone during the pandemic has caused them to feel more burnt out than ever before.

  • 66%

    say the pandemic has made caregiving harder.

  • 65%

    are concerned they will be unable to afford providing proper care in the future.

  • 51%

    experienced a decline in their physical health due to the pandemic.

  • 70%

    experienced a decline in their mental health.

Global Connections & Awareness

Embracing Carers® is our global initiative, in collaboration with leading organizations around the world, to increase awareness, discussion and action about the often-overlooked needs of carers.

Through this movement, we hope to build connections and implement practical solutions to support the often-overlooked needs of caregivers.

With the initiative’s four key aims to increase global awareness, broaden stakeholder engagement, engage healthcare systems and drive policy focus, Embracing Carers® plays an important role in elevating the public health issue of caregiving.

Embracing Carers global advisors include

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