--submitted by Reisha Lydia Fernandes, BSc, MPH Candidate, Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph
Have you heard of the term “young carer”? Chances are, you probably haven’t. Most people are not familiar with the term in Canada. But it isn’t just Canada; young carers are an invisible population worldwide and due to the lack of public awareness, their needs tend to go unrecognized.
So, let us start with the basics: What is a young carer?