The CGPA seeks to promote the cause of caregiving - A long-term partnership to help those who help millions of Quebecers and Canadians

MONTREAL, November 1, 2010 /Canada NewsWire Telbec/ - The Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association is proud to join forces with the CSSS Cavendish and Professionals Networking for Caregivers (PNC) to support caregivers and help them meet the many challenges they face.

This announcement was made today, within the framework of an activity launching Caregivers' Week. In addition to providing support for this event, this long-term partnership will translate into support for a range of activities, including the organization of a major annual fundraising event, the first edition of which will be held in 2011 in Montreal.

"Millions of Canadians must provide constant care to loved ones. The contribution of these caregivers to our society is priceless. They are one of the pivotal elements of our health and social services system, since they improve the quality of life of persons in their care, saving the public system a great deal of money. The CGPA recognizes the value of their contribution and, through its commitment, seeks to ensure that this contribution is more widely recognized by our society at large", states Jim Keon, President of the CGPA.

About the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association

The Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association represents the Canadian generic pharmaceutical industry, a dynamic group of companies specializing in the production of affordably priced quality generic pharmaceuticals and fine chemical products as well as the performance of clinical tests required by the government to obtain approval of generics. This industry plays an important role in controlling the cost of health care in Canada.