Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Balancing Paid Work and Caregiving Responsibilities: A Closer Look at Family Caregivers in Canada

by Linda Duxbury, Chris Higgins, Bonnie Schroeder


Despite the trends in increasing eldercare responsibility, relatively little is known in Canada about those who both work and provide caregiving to an elderly relative.  This gap in knowledge is addressed in the report, Balancing Paid Work and Caregiving Responsibilities:  A Closer Look at Family Caregiving in Canada. The report describes the key issues and challenges facing employed Canadians, who also provide caregiving to a relative, and identifies the support that key stakeholders (e.g. family, organizations, and governments) could offer to assist caregivers.

Release Date: 5 Mar 2009
Number of pages: 199
Document number: 51061