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Developing a Caregiver-Inclusive Workplace Standard

STREAM 1: Caregiver Friendly Workplaces

In 2012, more than 5.6 million employees in Canada (approximately 35% of the workforce) had adult/elder care responsibilities. Lack of workplace support via caregiver-friendly workplace practices (CFWPs) can result in caregiver-employees (CEs) leaving the workforce, and/or missed work days, early retirements, reduced productivity, health consequences and increased avoidable costs to employers. The realization of a Canadian Caregiver-Inclusive Workplace (CIW) Standard, together with the knowledge mobilization strategy to accompany its national dissemination and uptake, operates as the focus of this project. Realizing the CFW Standard not only supports public policy as related to work/life balance, but provides an enhanced business strategy for employers to improve company loyalty and aid in recruiting and retaining talented employees, among other benefits. This project is funded by SSHRC/CIHR Healthy and Productive Work – Partnership Development Grant (2015 – 2017) FRN: SSHRC 890-2016-3018 HPW 145001.

Expandable List

Publications (CSA Standard)

CSA, Patterson, A., Williams, A. (2018). Implementation Guide: B701HB-F18 – Soutien aux travailleurs-aidants au sein des organisations (French Guide). Canadian Standards Association (CSA), B701HB-F18. https://www.csagroup.org/fr/article/b701hb-f18

CSA, Patterson, A., Williams, A., and 19-member Technical Committee (2018). Implementation Guide: B701HB-18 – Helping worker-carers in your organization (English Guide). Canadian Standards Association (CSA), B701HB-18. https://www.csagroup.org/article/b701hb-18

CSA, Williams, A., and 19-member Technical Committee (2017).Standard for Workplaces: B701-F17 – Organisations favorisant et appuyant les aidants naturels (French Standard). Canadian Standards Association (CSA), B701-F17. https://www.csagroup.org/fr/article/b701-f17/

CSA, Williams, A., and 19-member Technical Committee (2017). Standard for Workplaces: B701-17 – Carer-inclusive and accommodating organizations (English Standard). Canadian Standards Association (CSA), B701-17. https://www.csagroup.org/article/b701-17/

Publications (Journals)

Williams, A., Cortissoz, C., and Yazdani, A. (2018). Better Support for Carer-Employees in Canada: The Development of Standardized Guidelines for The Workplace. International Journal of Care and Caring, 2 (4): 581-586. https://doi.org/10.1332/239788218X15411706853083

Presentations

A. Williams. 2017. “A Gender-Sensitive Carer-inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Standard: A Partnership Approach to Healthy, Productive Work for Employed Careers” Poster. Gender Summit 11. November 6-8 2017. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

A. Patterson, A. Williams. 2017. “”An Enhanced Public Review of the Carer-Inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Canadian Standards Association Standard” Poster. Gender Summit 11. November 6-8 2017. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

A. Williams. 2017. “A Carer-inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Standard: A partnership approach to healthy, productive work for employed carers”. (Paper presentation). International Carers Conference 2017. October 4-6th, 2017. Adelaide, Australia.

A. Williams, C. Cortissoz, A. Yazdani 2018. Better Support for Carer-Employees in Canada: The Development of Standardised Guidelines for The Workplace. International Journal of Care and Caring, Volume 2, Number 4, pp. 581-586(6): https://doi.org/10.1332/239788218X15411706853083

Canadian Standards Association now available for purchase.

Link to Webinar Recording on Carer-Inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Standard (3/26/2018)

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Carer-Inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Standard B701-17 (2018) The CSA B701 STANDARD/B701. 2018. Link here

HANDBOOK PACKAGE (2018) CSA SPE B701-18 Handbook for ‘Carer-Inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Standard B701-17 (2018) Helping Worker-Carers in your Organization. 2018. Link here