Al Etmanski: Partner, Social Innovation Generation; Co-Founder PLAN; Chair, BC Advisory Council Social Entrepreneurship
Care, caring, and caregiver are words used to describe those who take care of family members or friends out of love. These terms are also used by those who are paid to help and support others. This is confusing on a number of fronts.
That the dimensions, requirements and scale of natural care is invisible is a serious public policy issue. We have relegated it as a private matter. In fact, it defines us as a species, as a country, as a society, as an individual.
Providers of natural care need resources to support themselves and the people they are caring for. It is a matter of decency, natural justice and our collective survival. This serious matter should be a high public policy priority.
Tyze a web based tool to assist in the creation of caring social networks
Canadian Caregiver Coalition: a highly effective coalition pushing for family caregiver reforms.
Institute for Research on Public Policy: see Neena Chappell’s study Population Aging and the Evolving Care Needs of Older Canadians
Caledon Institute: see writing by Sherri Torjman
Participle: A multi-disciplinary design social enterprise creating public services of the future starting with the individual and their community
Appartenance: Exploring all manifestations of belonging