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Take Action – Share your input on caregiver leave and benefits

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The federal government is holding an open consultation on caregiving benefits and leave and they want to hear directly from Canadians like you.

Improving support for caregivers is one of our advocacy priority issues. The Canadian Cancer Society believes it is important that Canadians who need to take leave from work to care for a family member with cancer, have the ability to concentrate on supporting their loves ones instead of worrying about losing their jobs and the financial impact of being a caregiver. The Society would like to see progress towards a paid leave not just job protected leave.

You can participate directly no later than November 4, 2016 by visiting

If you take part in the consultation, please let us know by replying to this post or e-mailing Florentina at

If you would like to share your caregiver story to help support our advocacy on this issue, please e-mail Florentina at



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