It's not a matter of if; it's a matter of when you become a caregiver.




Bruce and Herb’s Story

Bruce became a caregiver to his friend Herb when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Bruce and Herb’s relationship developed from a business relationship to one where Herb was a father figure to Bruce. This relationship again changed once it became evident that Herb could no longer care for himself. Because Herb has no family it meant Bruce had to assume responsibility for all the elements involved in Herb’s care. Bruce continues to live up to his commitment to Herb as his caregiver, friend and son.



Kaitlyn’s Story

At the age of 10, Kaitlyn became a caregiver to her father who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. After going through many emotions, Kaitlyn decided that she would learn to understand the disease and how she could support her father in every way. With the help of friends, families and neighbours, Kaitlyn was able to make each moment caring for her father special until he passed. The caregiving journey has helped Kaitlyn become a strong young woman who is able to tackle every new experience fearlessly.



Terry’s Story

Everything in Terry’s life changed when his wife Cathy was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Terry felt that he could provide her with the best care but as his network of support grew he realized that each one of them could play a special part of helping her. Through further education Terry was able to understand the disease allowing him to care for her in each stage until she passed. Terry continues to support other caregivers as a support group facilitator leading them through their journey with empathy and strength.


Canada's family caregivers contribute $25 Billion to Canada's structure of care.


careAware is a provincial initiative that aims to raise awareness in support of Manitobans

 who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends.

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