Alberta Caregivers Association
Caregivers Alberta is a registered charitable organization (as Alberta Caregivers Association) whose mission is to empower caregivers and promote their wellbeing through support, information, education and leadership.
Alberta currently has almost 1 million family members or friends caring for a loved one due to illness, disability or aging. We know that the contributions of family caregivers dwarf the contributions of our formal health system – amounting to over 80% of care outside the clinical setting - and yet they remain widely unacknowledged and unsupported. This puts a significant portion of the population at risk of caregiver burnout: mental, physical and emotional health distress that can lead to the possibility of caregivers becoming patients themselves. Caregivers Alberta is working to change that in partnership with community organizations across the province.