May is Family Caregiver Awareness Month!

Every May, communities across the country celebrate Family Caregiver Awareness Month, highlighting the important role family caregivers play in supporting and caring for older adult loved ones.

Celebrate Family Caregiver Awareness month by reading the article below and checking out some upcoming events.

Family Champion Award
Earlier this year, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC awarded Kim Slater, former Chair of Family Councils of BC, the 2023 Family Champion Award for his dedication in promoting the quality of care and life for loved ones in long-term care. Read more about Kim here.

Family Caregivers of BC’s Metchosin celebration
Did you know that over 1-million family and friend caregivers provide over 80 percent of the care in British Columbia?

Join Family Caregivers of BC to celebrate and recognize the important role of caregiving. These are free events for caregivers and there will be door prices, information sharing, refreshments, and caregiver wellbeing resources.

Date: Tuesday, May 30
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PDT.
Location: Seniors’ Resource Centre, #1047 4495 Happy Valley Road

For more information and to RSVP please phone 1-877-520-3267 or email

Financial Impact of Caregiving awareness information guide

Becoming a caregiver is not something we typically plan for in advance. And some of the responsibilities we take on have financial implications for ourselves, the care recipient and possibly our families. In addition, COVID-19 had a tremendous financial impact on caregivers.

The current system of financial supports available in British Columbia consists of federal and provincial programs and tax credits. How these apply to individual caregivers depends on the caregiver/care recipient situation. Navigating the ins and outs of financial support can be a challenge.

Read FCBC’s information guide here.

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