Media Advisory – Working Together: The Canadian Caregiving Summit

Press Release

Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence (CCCE) unites experts and those with lived experience to build the foundation of a national caregiving strategy

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2023– Caregiving is the next frontier in Canadian public policy, and to push this agenda forward, the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence (CCCE) is proudly hosting its first Canadian Caregiving Summit.

This event brings together lived experience experts, leaders, policymakers and researchers from the age, disability and illness communities to work collaboratively to lay the groundwork for a national caregiving strategy. The Summit will include keynote speakers, plenary sessions and panel discussions on the most pressing issues and barriers faced by caregivers and care providers across Canada, including LGBTQ+, Indigenous and racialized communities.

CCCE has secured a roster of distinguished Canadian and international speakers and panelists to explore caregiving in Canada and learn from successful models and lessons from other countries. Featured speakers/panelists include:

  • Hon. Kamel Khera, Canada’s Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities
  • Alison Barkoff, U.S. Administration of Community Living, Principal Deputy Administrator
  • Baroness Jill Pitkeathley, Member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom

For more information on the Summit and to access the list of speakers and sessions, please visit .

WHERE:               Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9J2

WHEN:                 November 6 to 8, 2023

CCCE will also host the Canadian Caregiving Gala on Monday, November 6, in alignment with the Summit. The Gala will be hosted by renowned R&B artist and Canada’s Walk of Fame inductee, Jully Black, and recognize the achievements of caregivers, care providers and care-focused organizations dedicated to supporting and advocating for a brighter future of care in Canada.

WHERE:               National Arts Centre, Canada Room; 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5B1

WHEN:                 November 6, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CCCE is at the forefront of advocating for policy reform to improve the experience of caregivers and care providers in the future. The Canadian Caregiving Summit is a pivotal step in its ongoing effort to build a national movement to transform the experiences of caregivers, care providers and care recipients across the country.

For Information/Media Registration:

Options are available for in-person and virtual attendance, with live transcription in English and French. For more information or to register free of charge, please contact Claire Dawson, energi PR, at or Olivia Olesinski of CCCE at

Interview Opportunities:

Liv Mendelsohn, Executive Director of CCCE, is available on-site or in-studio for interviews. James Janeiro, Director of Policy and Government Relations at CCCE is also available for bilingual interviews. Select speakers may also be available for interview upon request. All Summit sessions, including the Gala, are open for filming.

About The Canada Centre for Caregiving Excellence:

The Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence was established by the Azrieli Foundation, Canada’s largest non-corporate charitable foundation with a long history supporting disability-focused organizations. CCCE’s mission is to support caregivers and care providers and advocate for the needs of those who provide care. They advocate for policies that make a difference, translating knowledge into practice, scaling what works and filling gaps through innovation.

For further information: Media Contact: Claire Dawson, energi PR, (905) 510-4127,


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