To answer this call, the Azrieli Foundation has launched the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence (CCCE) . CCCE is dedicated to supporting caregivers and care providers and advocating for the needs of all those who provide care. The Azrieli Foundation has a long and personal history supporting disability-focused organizations and is eager to put caregiving on the national agenda.
We are bringing together stakeholders from coast to coast to coast to scale what is working, translate knowledge into practice and fill gaps through innovation. We’ve established a dynamic advisory council with cross-Canada and cross-sector representation to help guide our priorities and what we do. We’ve also launched the Caregivers Canadian Advisory Network (Caregivers CAN), made up of people with lived experience, to ensure we are guided by the voices of caregivers and care providers: systemic solutions must be rooted in their everyday experiences and needs.
While we have launched only recently, we have several meaningful projects in development, including funding an Indigenous-led caregiving needs assessment with Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society ; support for L’Appui pour les proches aidants to develop resources for caregiver organizations in francophone communities outside of Quebec; and the launch of a National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities .