There are more than 5.6 million employees in Canada with adult/elder care responsibilities. Lack of workplace support can result in caregiver-employees (CEs) leaving the workforce, and/or missed work days, early retirements, reduced productivity and avoidable costs to employers. Recognizing that all workplaces will be affected by these caregiving demands, given the changing and dynamic nature of families, together with the changing nature of caregiving (i.e., fewer publicly-provided community services, a growing number of male caregivers), it is incumbent upon Canadian workplaces, to implement gender sensitive caregiver-friendly workplace practices (CFWPs) to appropriately accommodate CEs whilst also sustaining efficiencies in the workplace. Doing so provides many advantages for CEs and the workplace, particularly given skilled labour shortages. Advantages are many, and include: enhanced work-life balance, workforce retention, and reduced health insurance costs.
Allison Williams (McMaster University)
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay; Linda Duxbury (Carleton University); Bharati Sethi (King's University College at Western University); Maureen Markle-Reid (McMaster University); Emile Tompa (McMaster University); Amin Yazdani (McMaster University); Janet Fast (University of Alberta); Donna Lero (University of Guelph); Sue Yeandle (University of Leeds)
CRSH (Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada) et IRSC (Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada)
Partnership Development Grants - Healthy and Productive Work
Secteur de recherche
2016 - 2018
97 906,00 $