Apr 04, 2023
By Bob Komsic
Today is National Caregivers Day in Canada, an opportunity to recognize the 5.2 million Canadians who do the unpaid work of taking care of a vulnerable loved one.
As of 2018, most of these caregivers; 74% of women and 88% of men, also worked full-time, 30 or more hours-a-week.
On top of their paid jobs, women spent almost four-hours more a-week on caregiving, at nearly 14-hours, than men, at 10-hours.
On this National Caregiver Day, it is an opportunity for CARP – a new vision of aging – ”to recognize and appreciate the hard work and dedication of caregivers across the country.”
CARP’s chief policy and chief operating officer Bill VanGorder says ”family caregivers play an essential role in our society, providing critical support to those who need it most.”
He says Canada must also ”recognize the need to provide more support and resources for caregivers, including access to affordable healthcare, respite care, and financial assistance.”
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