Caring for those who care for others.
Looking to make a meaningful difference, Petro-Canada™ asked Canadians about the issues that matter most to them. One issue that everyone was equally passionate about, and thought could use some help: Family Caregiving. That’s because family caregivers devote their lives to helping their loved ones. It can be a challenging role that many step into unexpectedly, to provide critical support often without any training. Nearly all Canadians can see themselves in this reality at some point in their lives. In fact, over 8 million Canadians are living it right now.
So Petro-Canada leaned in to support caregivers themselves; those who go unseen and unsupported. Because caring for those who care for others, it’s the Canadian way, and it’s exactly what is needed to best serve communities across Canada.
With that, The Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation came to life in November 2020. Our goal is to support family caregivers while inspiring the rest of Canada to do the same. In this initiative, we’re grateful for the support of Suncor, the proud owner of Petro-Canada, for committing to this cause.
Meet caregivers who have shared their story.
Working together to care for caregivers.
Meet some of the organizations that we have funded.
Resources and Links.
eLearning ModulesCaregiving looks different from person to person and situation to situation. Learn how to identify, engage and support caregivers with a framework of best practices.
Caregiving in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities Shaping a National ConversationRead what we learned from thought leaders and advocates in the caregiving industry.
In October 2020, our virtual roundtables brought together thought leaders and advocates in the caregiving industry. We brought these experts together to inform our work in the caregiving sector, and to better understand the key issues and opportunities that caregivers face every day.
We hope to continue to host these gatherings on a regular basis, to ensure our work is based on the knowledge and insights of those who work everyday to support the broad diversity of caregiver needs across Canada.