This week I had the honour of attending the Canadian Caregiving Summit , an event hosted by the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence (CCCE) aimed at building the foundation for a national caregiving strategy. It was clear from the roughly 350 people in attendance (another 140 connected virtually) that taking care of those who care for others was a really big deal — in fact, a burning priority that needed attention. Right. Now. And over three days, leading thinkers in the caregiving space, from policymakers and advocacy group leaders to caregivers and patients, stood at podiums and gathered at tables to share their thoughts on the steps that needed to be taken to improve the lives of family and community caregivers, to ensure their work is valued and get them and their role recognized as a critical part of the healthcare team.