Are you providing support to a loved one, family member or friend? We want to know more about how we can help you in your caregiving role.

The Minister of Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs, the Honourable Jim Rondeau announced on the first Caregiver Recognition Day that the province will begin consulting with informal caregivers from across Manitoba. The information collected on various topics such as caregiver needs, supports and recognition will help inform the province as it continues to support informal caregivers.

A caregiver is a person who provides information and unpaid personal care, support or assistance to another person because that person lives with challenges due to a disability, an illness, an injury or aging. This person may be a loved one, family member or friend. A caregiver provides support to enable a person to remain in his/her community for as long as possible, and often continues to provide support when the person moves into a hospital, personal care home or hospice.

There are two ways to participate in the Caregiver Consultation process:

1. Online Survey-Visit www.gov.mb.ca/shas/caregiver/consultation  and complete the online survey;

2. Telephone Survey– If you are interested in completing a telephone survey, please contact 204-945-6565 or 1-800-665-6565

Note: The last day to participate in the online and telephone survey is June 15th, 2012. All information collected in the consultation process will be kept confidential.

For more information on the Caregiver Consultations or the Caregiver Recognition Act, please contact 204-945-6565 or toll-free 1-800-665-6565.