Be Informed

A reading list for caregivers and others interested in the issues of aging in Canada.

The Manitoba Caregiver Recognition Act (2011)
The only Caregiver Act in Canada.

Manitoba Caregiver Consultation Report
In 2012, the province sought input from informal caregivers across Manitoba. Over 400 caregivers took part in the consultations on various topics such as caregiver needs, supports and recognition.

Guide to Balancing Work and Caregiving Obligations: Collaborative Approaches for a Supportive and Well-performing Workplace. (2014). Canadian Human Rights Commission.
This guide provides tips for developing accommodation solutions for caregivers that are in harmony with human rights law. It outlines the rights and responsibilities of the employee, the employer,
unions and/or employee representatives. 

The report from the Canadian Employers for Caregivers Plan (CECP), established by the Canadian Government in 2014. The CECP report explores ways to help employee caregivers participate as fully as possible in the workforce. These include tax measures, income replacement through employment insurance, and the provision of targeted programs for caregivers in populations under federal jurisdiction. 

Future Care for Canadian Seniors: A Status Quo Forecast. Ottawa: The Conference Board of Canada, 2015
The rising number of Canadian seniors who will need continuing care supports over the next few decades has pressing implications for public spending, the labour market, and housing and institutional infrastructure.

Women, Caregiving and Work in Canada,The Vanier Institute of the Family. March 2017
A current infographic of statistics.

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