Recognizing National Caregivers Day 2024

April 2nd, 2024 is National Caregivers Day, a day to recognize the nearly 8 million caregivers across Canada. BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC would like to acknowledge and celebrate the important role of caregivers who support and care for B.C.’s seniors.

“National Caregivers Day is one opportunity to show appreciation for the dedication of all caregivers who support seniors live their best lives,” says Tiffany Trownson, Director of Public Affairs | EngAge BC.

“Every day, caregivers, many of whom are unpaid family members, commit their time, knowledge, support, and dedication to ensure the safety and comfort to those they care for. While rewarding, it is important to acknowledge the challenges faced by family caregivers as they navigate the complex system of care while also balancing their work and other family responsibilities.”

In their caregiving journey, these individuals oftentimes reach the point of guiding elder family members through transitions to long-term care.

“We thank operators, including our members, and family councils for their collaborative efforts in ensuring that caregivers are empowered to offer their invaluable input and have their voices heard,” says Trownson.


Recognizing the challenges that come with unpaid care, BCCPA and EngAge BC have continuously advocated for an Aging in the “Right” Place tax credit for paid home support and independent living services to help alleviate hours of care for family members and to help seniors stay independent for as long as possible.

BCCPA and EngAge BC commends family caregivers for their tireless work for supporting and caring for seniors across the province.

To hear more about family members’ crucial perspectives to transitions in elder care, join us for our upcoming Care to Chat, Bridging the Gaps: Enhancing Transitions in Elder Care, on April 18th at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver. Click here to register.

Family caregivers looking for support are encouraged to visit for resources and support navigating the system. Organizations such as the Family Caregivers of B.C. and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. are also available to help.

Read more:

Parliamentary Secretary’s statement on National Caregiver Day | BC Gov News 

Supporting an Active Partnership: A Service Provider’s Guide to Family & Resident Councils

The Government of Canada highlights National Caregiver Day

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