WORK AND CARE
A visual narrative portraying working caregivers and their employers
Carers Canada reached out to the leaders and employees of 10 Canadian organizations who provide home and community care across the country. We posed two questions to their senior leadership teams and their and frontline staff who are balancing paid caring work and unpaid caring responsibilities.
This book reflects our conversations: the unique challenges employee carers face, the innovative solutions that home care organizations have implemented and the value they have received when supporting their employees. The poignant stories of dedicated carers and innovative leaders is stimulating awareness and facilitating dialogue on the ways and means to create caregiver friendly workplaces that recognize and respect caregivers’ obligations.
BALANCING WORK & CARE
Tips, tools and practical actions
When employers provide flexible workplace options that respect caregiver’s obligations, it reduces the challenges faced by more than 6.1 million employed Canadians who must balance their career with their unpaid caregiving responsibilities. To support their caregiving employees, employers can provide flexible working arrangements, personal leave, benefits and wellness strategies, such as counselling, to address their employees physical, emotional and psychosocial health needs.