Mary Bart is founder and Chair of an Internet based registered Canadian charity called “Losing Our Parents”. In 2012, the Board of Directors changed their operating name to “Caregiving Matters”, www.caregivingmatters.ca, to better reflect the focus on offering education and support to family caregivers. Her father died of cancer in 2005; her mother, of Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. As her parents’ principal caregiver for 10 years, she has extensive experience in helping aging parents, dealing with family dynamics, and working with public and private organizations supporting seniors. She understands the joys, the challenges and also the pain, sorrow and stress of this difficult chapter in our lives and is determined to help others. She is a regular contributor to several national publications on family caregiving. She was a featured author in a book called “Open to Hope”, a series of real life stories of people who have learned to move past their grief.