GATINEAU, QC, April 7, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, and the Honorable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, today issued the following statement:
"On behalf of all Canadians, we are deeply grateful for the millions of individuals that provide care to those in their lives who need support. On National Caregiver Day, we take the time to recognize and appreciate their kindness, compassion and dedication. Their work is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it helps keep those most at-risk members of our communities safe.
We recognize combining caregiving with other responsibilities is extremely demanding. The contribution caregivers make in our communities is more vital than ever. Thank you for all your hard work and commitment.
We also want to recognize family members, friends and neighbours for their acts of kindness, big and small; helping others with the everyday burdens of the pandemic. Whether it's getting the groceries or giving a ride to the doctor's, the time and help you are providing is making a real difference in our communities during these unprecedented times.
More than ever, we need to keep caregivers at the forefront of our minds and show our support. Please join us in saying thank you for all that caregivers do for individuals and for our society."
SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada
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