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Statistics Canada: Young Canadians providing care

“In 2012, an estimated 1.9 million young Canadians, or 27% of the population aged 15 to 29, provided some form of care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, disability, or aging needs. This care was provided in the 12 months preceding the survey. Canadians between the ages of 15 and 24 were equally as likely as those aged 25 to 29 to have caregiving responsibilities.” – excerpt from Statistics Canada website.  Click here for a link to the full document.

Anna and the Sea

The Anna and the Sea Association (Association Anna et la mer) is a non-profit organization based in the province of Quebec, Canada that works to promote the health and well-being of children having a parent or a loved one suffering from mental illness.  A peer support group for children aged (7-12) and (12-17) provides general inforrmation about mental illness to the children and gives them the necessary tools to understanAnna_et_la_Mer_coverd and deal with their realities
A children’s book named Anna and the Sea written by Rebecca Heinisch is also available for purchase to help with the understanding of mental illness.  It is available in both French and English.  For more information, click on the link to go directly to the Anna and the Sea website.