Introducing tools to help employers create practical and effective workplace accommodations that address the stigma and challenges of worker-carers.
The Carer-Inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Workplace Standard (B701-17) and the Helping Worker-Carers in your Organization Implementation Guide (B701HB-18) helps employers create practical and effective workplace accommodations that address the stigma and challenges of worker-carers.
B701-17 – Carer-inclusive and accommodating organizations
Worker-carers are found in all industries and all occupations, regardless of workplace size or sector. In Canada, for example, of the 8.1 million Canadians who provided unpaid caregiving in 2012, approximately 5.6 million were also engaged in paid employment. The majority of these workers work full-time while providing care to their family member or friend. Fifty percent (50%) of worker-carers are between the ages of 45-65, representing the most experienced workers in the paid labour market.
B701HB-18 – Helping worker-carers in your organization
There are more than 5.6 million employees in Canada, representing approximately 35% of the workforce, with adult/elder caregiving responsibilities. Lack of workplace support can result in these individuals, also known as worker-carers, leaving the workforce, missing work days, taking early retirement, and experiencing reduced productivity. These costs to employers can be avoided.