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