Balancing Hip Hop and Caregiving - A Young Canadian Carer Raps His Story

OTTAWA, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - When we think of people providing care to adults and seniors, we tend to picture an older family member in mid-to-late career or in retirement, yet researchers have found that approximately 12% of young Canadians aged 12-17 are "young carers". Today, in partnership with the CareGiverProject, the Institute is premiering a powerful, moving and poignant rap video by and about young carers written and performed by Tricky P, a hip hop artist and young caregiver, himself. (http://www.youtube.com/caregiverproject). The "Lucky" rap video tells the story of love shared, of commitments honoured and of opportunities gained. More… www.vanierinstitute.ca/modules/news/newsitem.php?ItemId=446

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Jennifer Brownrigg
The Vanier Institute of the Family/L'Institut Vanier de la famille
94 prom. Centrepointe Dr. Ottawa, Ontario K2G 6B1
613-228-8500 ext. 217
jbrownrigg@vanierinstitute.ca

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