Bhutila Karpoche MPP/Députée/གྲོས་ཚོགས་འཐུས་མི། Parkdale—High Park

Government of Ontario

Create an Ontario Caregiver Support Benefit

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TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO,

Whereas, over 3.3 million Ontarians report as having been an unpaid caregiver;

Whereas, nearly 300,000 Ontario caregivers have experienced financial hardship because
of their caregiving responsibilities;

Whereas, 77% of caregivers have had to dip into their savings, and 66% feel overwhelmed with
their responsibilities;

Whereas; right now, caregivers in Ontario have no way to access direct financial supports when
they are forced to leave their job, reduce their hours, or drop out of school in order to take care
of their children, parents, or family members;

Whereas; numerous advocacy organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, MS Canada,
Community Living Ontario, & the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario, support legislation to create
an Ontario Caregiver Support Benefit (OCSB);

Be it resolved that the Ontario government pass Motion 94 to create an Ontario Caregiver Support Benefit (OCSB) that will provide a paid, direct financial benefit to unpaid caregivers in the province of Ontario.

Will you sign?