International Self-Care Day, July 24, was celebrated in Canada with a series of events organised by CHP Canada. The overall aim was to engage with others interested in healthcare to advance the understanding and practise of self-care in Canada and around the world. A particular focus was on all 338 members of Parliament and 105 Senators, plus 30 other groups, seeking their support. A Twitter campaign was organised, and people were invited to post short videos describing how they self-care.
Supporting materials included an infographic, key messages and an information kit. Letters of support were received from the Prime Minister and Minister of Health. The letter from the Prime Minister was as follows:
I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings to all Canadians marking International Self-Care Day (ISCD).
Established in 2011 by the International Self-Care Foundation, ISCD is an annual opportunity to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care and its role in leading a healthy lifestyle. Whenever we apply sunscreen or treat a bug bite, wear a helmet when riding our bikes or manage everyday health conditions and minor ailments like colds, headaches and allergies, we are practising self-care. But we can also take control of our own health in other ways, from exercising and eating right to carefully reading the labels on health products and seeking out reliable sources of self-care advice online.
I encourage all Canadians to take advantage of International Self-Care Day to learn more about the steps they can take to look after themselves and improve their quality of life.
Please accept my best wishes for an informative day.
The Rt. Hon. Justin P.J. Trudeau, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
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