Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat

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Caregiver Recognition Act

In 2011, the Manitoba government made an important first step toward recognizing the valuable contributions of information caregivers by developing the Manitoba Caregiver Recognition Act.  Manitoba is the only province with a Caregiver Recognition Act.

The Act acknowledges the vital role of caregivers.  It sets out principles and actions for government and non-government agencies to follow to support the health and well-being of caregivers.

A caregiver is defined in the Act as a person who provides informal and unpaid personal care, support or assistance to another person because that other person lives with challenges due to a disability; an illness; an injury or aging.

For more information on the accomplishments that have been made, view the Caregiver Recognition Act Report 2013-15and the Resources for Caregivers 2015, Inventory of Manitoba Services and Supports PDF

Another key component of the Act is the Caregiver Advisory Committee; click here for more information on their role.

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