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Project 1: Internationalization of the Carer-inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Workplace Standard

Project timeline: 2017 to 2022

Dr. Williams has partnered with the CSA Group to realize the process of internationalization of the Standard through the International Standards Organization (ISO). The establishment and recognition of this International Standard can provide sharing of best practices between countries, increase awareness and accessibility of the Standard, and facilitate international advocacy and exchange.

The standard has successfully been published with information tools offered to carer-inclusive organizations.

Simultaneously, Dr. Yeandle from Sheffield University HAS implemented an international comparative review of Carer-Friendly Workplace Policies (CFWPs).  This comparative nation-state study provided the baseline data to allow the partnership to scale-up the Standard for global uptake.

 

TC 314 ISO 25551:2021

ISO 25551 Learn More

ISO publishes its first standard for Ageing Societies

ISO 25551 – General requirements and guidelines for carer-inclusive organizations

What is the ISO 25551:2021? Learn More

Ageing Societies – General requirements and guidelines for carer-inclusive organizations & UN SDGs.

ISO Website - TC314 Learn More

Visit this site for more information regarding the three ISO working groups and for an informative video at the bottom of the page.

Transforming Care Conference Learn More

“Availability of caregiver-friendly workplace policies: an international scoping review follow-up study” conference presentation.

Discover the standard today! Learn More

As the world ages, more unpaid care provision is required by family, friends and neighbours.

Documents and Media

Panel on Carer-Friendly Workplaces: Standards and Certification Learn More

April 26, 2022 | International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO)

ISO/FDIS 25551 video - ISO Learn More

Allison Williams provides an update on the development of ISO 25551 – General requirements and guidelines for carer-inclusive organizations.

ISO/FDIS 25551 video - LinkedIn Learn More

Allison Williams provides an update on the development of ISO 25551 – General requirements and guidelines for carer-inclusive organizations.

ISO International Standard Published December 2021 Learn More

Support for carer-employees across the globe: the development of international standardized guidelines for the workplace PRESS RELEASE

 

Expandable List

Williams, A. (2022). Reshaping wellbeing in the changing care and paid work environments. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 3. Click here to access full article.

Rishworth, A. (2022). Who is responsible for wellbeing? Shifting care responsibilities in the Canadian landscape: The case of state-employer interactions. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 3. Click here to access full article. 

Lorenz, F., Whittaker, L., Tazzeo, J., & Williams, A. (2021). Availability of caregiver-friendly workplace policies: an international scoping review follow-up study. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 14(4), 459-476. Click here to access full article.

Williams, A., Lyeo, J. S., Geffros, S., & Mouriopoulos, A. (2021). The integration of sex and gender considerations in health policymaking: a scoping review. International Journal for Equity in Health, 20(1), 1-15.  Click here to access full article. 

Ireson, R., Sethi, B., & Williams, A. (2018). Availability of caregiver‐friendly workplace policies (CFWP s): An international scoping review. Health & social care in the community26(1), e1-e14. Click here to access full article.

Williams, A. I. Luginaah, I., (Eds.). (2021). Geography, Health & Sustainability: Gender Matters Globally.  Geographies of Health Series. Taylor & Francis, UK (15-chapter collection addressing the UN Sustainability Development Goals). (Restricted Access).

Luginaah, I., Williams, A., Rishworth, A. (2021). Chapter 1: Introduction. Geography, Health and Sustainability: Gender Matters Globally, Williams, A., & Luginaah, I., (Eds.). Routledge, UK. (Restricted Access).

Pit, S., A. Livingstone, N. Ciacaru, N. Zgave, and A. Williams. (2020). “International Standardization of products and services for Ageing Societies: Promoting Global Application of an Age-Friendly Lens”.  Edited book entitled ‘The Age-Friendly Lens’ (Editor, Emily Briggs) Routledge T&F UK. (Restricted Access).

 

 

Expandable List

Gerontological Society of America, “Continuing the conversation: Advancing Economic Security” from the 2022 World Carers Conversation (WCC) event:  June 7, 2022 Allison Williams

National Alliance on Caregiving, 2022 World Carers Conversation (WCC) May 19, 2022 “International – ISO 25551 – General requirements and guidelines for carer-inclusive organizations” Allison Williams

International Alliance of Carer Organizations, Panel on Carer-Friendly Workplaces: Standards and Certification, April 26, 2022 Allison Williams (with Jeanne Bank)

Geffros, S., Mouriopoulis, A., Williams, A., Lyeo, J. “The use of Sex and Gender in Health Policymaking: Implications for Caregiving”. Sustainable Care Conference 2021, Virtual (Sheffield University, UK), April 2021.

Williams, A. “New Faculty: The Culture of Collaborations”. Panel Discussion. McMaster University.

Williams, A. Chair and Organizer of the following panel “Examining Carer-Friendly Workplace Solutions for a Sustainable Future”.  Panellists included members of the PG (Duxbury, Suridjan, Ding, Geffros, Rishworth).  Sustainable Care Conference 2021, Virtual (Sheffield University, UK), April 2021.

Williams, A, Duxbury, L, Surijan, C., Ding, R., Rishworth, A. “Examining Carer-Friendly Workplace Solutions for a Sustainable Future”. Panel Session. (Sheffield UK), Sustainable Care Conference.

Williams, A. “The CSA Carer-inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Standard: Helping Carer-Workers Balance Caregiving and Paid Work”. Poster. (Sheffield UK), Sustainable Care Conference.

Williams, A. “Internationalization of the Canadian Carer Standard via the International Standards Organization (ISO)”. Poster. Sustainable Care Conference 2021, Virtual (Sheffield University, UK), April 2021.

Williams, A. “ISO International Care Standard Development”. Work and Care: International Alliance of Carer Organizations Member Meeting (virtual). Jan. 2021.

Williams, A. ‘Carer Standard’. Poster presentation & Exhibitor booth. Human Resources Professional Association 2021 Annual Conference & Trade Show. Virtual Event.

Williams, A. “Family First? Best practices and policies to balance caregiving and work”. Panel Presenter. Lancaster House. National Human Rights and Accommodation Conference.  Virtual Event.

Williams, A. ‘The CSA Carer-inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Standard: Helping Carer-Workers Balance Caregiving and Paid Work”. Poster & Video. Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Learning Institute. Virtual Event.

Williams, A. “The CSA Carer-inclusive and Accommodating Organizations Standard: Helping Carer-Workers Balance Caregiving and Paid Work”. Poster. CHPCA Learning Institute