To all CUPE members,
Are you a caregiver to an aging family member? Do you know any other CUPE members who provide care for a relative while holding down a job?
Caregiving is especially taxing when you are also engaged in paid employment. It becomes a balancing act that often results in higher levels of work-life conflict, as well as emotional and physical strain.
CUPE advocates for a healthy workplace and evidence based policies. These pieces all come together in the National Survey on Balancing Work, Family and Caregiving currently being undertaken on behalf of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) by Dr. Linda Duxbury, Professor at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton, University in Ottawa.
Dr. Duxbury is a Canadian expert in the field of work-life balance and we are pleased to be able to assist her with this research effort.
This is your opportunity to contribute to research that aims to increase awareness at both public policy and employer level of the challenges faced by employed caregivers.
We would encourage you to participate and share this survey with CUPE members in your local.
As a person who is employed and with family caregiver responsibilities, your participation will help to provide much needed evidence on this developing topic. In addition, the researchers have agreed to share the key findings from our members with CUPE. Your individual response will be kept in strict confidence. Only summary results will be published.
For more information please contact Margot Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.