Download and use one of the following guides and other documents. You’ll need Adobe Reader to view documents (free to download). If you’re an employer, scroll to the bottom to find resources to support family caregivers in the workplace.
For Family Caregivers
Nearly a quarter of all Canadians care for a family member or friend. Balancing work, family and care can be tough, especially when you can’t find the information you need. If there’s a resource you can’t find here, please contact us.
Information Package for Family Caregivers
Learn about programs, services and products specifically for family caregivers. This package also includes useful tip sheets and worksheets.
The Caregiver Wellness Booklet
Use this personal wellness journal to records ideas, tips and quotes that help you feel more relaxed, energized and positive.
Medical Information Record
Record all of your care recipient’s data, including tests and injuries, to share with their physician, home care workers, family members and especially Emergency Medical Personnel.
Over 2.8 million Canadians currently provide care and support for an adult family member or friend. Caregiver absenteeism costs $1 billion a year in Canada. A flexible workplace is critical to recruiting and retaining quality talent.
Toolkit for Employers: Resources for Supporting Family Caregivers in the Workplace
Learn more about the impact of caregiving on your organization and how you can support caregivers to improve employee health and productivity. Contact us to request brochures for your workplace.
60% of caregivers over age 15 are employed. How do you support family caregivers in the workplace?
> Download “When Work and Caregiving Collide: How Employers Can Support Their Employees Who Are Caregivers” by Employment and Social Development Canada (2015).
> Download “Caregiving & Work: The Availability, Accessibility and Perceived Effectiveness of Workplace Supports for Canadian Caregivers Project” by The Vanier Institute (2015).
> Download “Corporate Eldercare Programs, Their Impact, Effectiveness and Implications for Employers” by National Alliance for Caregiving and Center for Productive Aging, Towson University, LifeCare Inc. (2008)
> Download “A Systematic Review of the Literature on Combining Work and Eldercare in Canada” by Lero and Joseph, University of Guelph and Homewood (2007).
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