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Alberta caregivers better supported thanks to new partnership

Supplied by Caregivers Alberta/NorQuest College | Press Release | Sept. 14, 2023

It takes a village to care for Alberta’s one million family caregivers – supporting them so they can support their loved one. And that’s just what Caregivers Alberta and NorQuest College are doing.

NOTE: Caregivers Alberta’s partnerships are made possible by the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence – Powered by the Azrieli Foundation.


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Help caregivers THRIVE April 4 and every day

Supplied by Caregivers Alberta | Respect News | April 4, 2023

It’s National Caregiver Day on April 4. But, why do we need a day to recognize unpaid family caregivers?


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Caregivers Alberta to receive new program

By Silvia Naranjo | CityNews | Feb. 28, 2023

Caregiving is becoming a workplace issue. Caregivers Alberta is looking to help employers and their caregiving employees understand the challenges they face, and optimize their wellness and productivity through a new Work & Care program.

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Talk to the Experts: Featuring Caregivers Alberta 

By Daryl Hooke | QR Calgary and Edmonton | Feb. 25 and March 25, 2023

Caregivers Alberta will fill you in on the many benefits unpaid caregivers provide…but at great cost to themselves.

Founded in 2001 by a group of concerned caregivers, Caregivers Alberta strives to empower caregivers and promote their well-being by providing resources, mental health support, and education for people caring for family members or friends.
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Caregivers win well-deserved respite getaway

By Rick Lauber | Alberta Prime Times | Jan. 27, 2023

Family caregivers face often overwhelming demands on their time and energy. A recent contest from Caregivers Alberta highlighted the inspirational stories of Albertans who take on the role.

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“Who Cares?” awareness campaign sheds a light on caregivers’ need for a break

By Nicole Stillger | Edmonton | Global News Hour at 6  | Dec. 23, 2022

Caregivers Alberta is giving three Alberta caregivers a chance to get away. The “Who Cares?” campaign asked people to nominate a caregiver for a two-night stay at a Fairmont property, complete with gas money and 40 hours of respite compliments of Bayshore Home Health.

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Conference addresses issues facing caregivers

By Rick Lauber | Alberta Prime Times | June 8, 2022

Executive Director for Caregivers Alberta, Sandy Sereda, wanted to recognize our province’s family and professional caregivers, but she faced two roadblocks: reaching caregivers across the province and accommodating for COVID-19 restrictions. Her answer was the first-ever Caregivers Together Conference. The concept took form, and the event took place virtually in May, which also happens to be Caregivers Awareness Month.

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Conference offers information and help for caregivers

By Jeff Gaye | Respect News | May 3, 2022

If you are a caregiver, or a health professional who works with caregivers, you will find plenty of information at Caregivers Alberta’s conference. Caregivers Together 2022 runs May 12 to 14. It offers two separate streams of workshops and presentations—one for caregivers themselves, and another for healthcare professionals. All of the sessions will be offered online.

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May is Caregivers Awareness Month!

By Shannon Medaglia | Raven Radio | May 2, 2022

May is Caregivers Awareness Month. Caregivers Alberta, Alberta’s only organization dedicated to caregivers, is recognizing it with a province-wide, virtual conference, Caregivers Together, May 12 to 14, 2022. The Caregivers Together 2022 conference aims to build awareness, community and knowledge to support Alberta’s nearly one-million caregivers. The virtual conference offers workshop programming for both caregivers and health-care professionals on a range of topics including: The Juggling Act: Balancing Work and Caregiving; Living (Well) with Dementia: Adjusting to a New Reality; and Inside Information: Navigating AHS.

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CBC First Person: A series on caregivers and their stories

February 2022

Caregivers Alberta partnered with CBC reporter Elise Stolte to empower family caregivers to tell their own stories to the world, seeking to understand work that is both natural and often invisible. This month-long series is a raw and honest look at the beauty, and the struggle, Alberta’s caregivers face.

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Helping family caregivers find flexible employment

By Su-Ling Go | Edmonton Health Matters | Global News Hour at 6 | Sept. 7, 2021

Caregiver Darren Hinger, who also works for Caregivers Alberta, is excited about a new initiative to help caregivers juggle their obligations to their care recipient, and their need for work that brings in a sustainable income. Matchwork is an initiative between University of Alberta researchers and Caregivers Alberta that aims to match family caregivers with employers offering flexible jobs.

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Working caregivers to be helped by new Alberta partnership

By Rick Lauber | Alberta Prime Times | Aug. 14, 2021

Juggling being a family caregiver and doing a paid job doesn’t always go smoothly. A new Alberta project, Matchwork, is an initiative involving University of Alberta researchers and Caregivers Alberta.  The program aims to match working family caregivers with employers offering flexible jobs.

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Don’t quit your job – and other advice for family caregivers from a live Q&A

Elise Stolte | Edmonton Journal | May 5, 2021

Read about or watch this hour-long conversation aimed at helping family caregivers navigate the support available to them – and the challenges – of Alberta’s complex system of home care.

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Albertans taking care of senior and ill family members ‘isolated’ through the COVID-19 pandemic

By Allison Bench | Global News | Jan. 19, 2021

Learn more about a report from the University of Alberta showing the COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of hours family caregivers care for loved ones at home – and their skyrocketing levels of anxiety and loneliness.

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Alberta program aims to give some respite to caregivers

Sarah Komadina | Global News | May 4, 2020

Well Connected, a partnership between ElderCare Edmonton and Caregivers Alberta, provides a one-hour, weekly program through Zoom. The program helps participants stay engaged with their community, and their minds and bodies active, while reducing isolation.

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