Last November we announced the creation of the Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation. Eight million Canadians (that’s 1 in 4) provide unpaid care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, physical or mental disability, or age-related need. At some point in our lives, over half of Canadians will be a family caregiver.
Through the CareMakers Foundation, Suncor, the proud owner of Petro-Canada, plans to invest $10 million over the next five years to bring awareness and support to the essential work of caregivers.
In order to highlight Canadian caregivers as well as charitable organizations in Canada that support family caregiving, we’ve launched social channels for the CareMakers Foundation. Connect with us at:
We’d love to have you as part of the vital conversation about the essential work and impact of family caregivers.
Additionally, through the trusted Canadian charity platform, CanadaHelps.org, we have established a donor profile where Canadians can contribute to the Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation. Any funds that are raised will be used to support the work of our Foundation, as we enable and amplify the work of charitable organizations in Canada that currently support family caregivers - organizations like our current partners: Baycrest Foundation, Circle of Care: Mount Sinai Hospital, BC Neighbourhood Houses and Community Care, and Community Care - City of Kawartha Lakes
At the CareMakers Foundation, we know that for many, caring is more than a simple act of kindness; it’s an everyday commitment and an unspoken promise. To learn more about the impact that family caregivers have and what Petro-Canada is doing to support them, please follow us on our socials and visit caremakers.ca.