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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). Realizing this International Standard will provide sharing of best practices between countries, increase awareness and accessibility of the Standard, and facilitate international advocacy and exchange. This process is expected to take four years, given that the governing bodies are international. 

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

Project Schedule:

1) DIS ballot vote by all ISO member bodies
Nov. 19 /2020 to Feb. 11/2021 (dates set by ISO)

2) Review of DIS comments and disposition of comments by our WG
March 2021 – May 2021

3) FDIS (final draft international standard) ballot
June – July 2021

4) Publication
Dec. 2021

Links

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.

ISO/DIS 23889 Learn More

Visit this site for more information regarding Ageing societies – Guidelines for carer-inclusive organizations.

Conference Presentation Learn More

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

Partners

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Canadian Standards Association

Co-investigators

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Co-Investigators, Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #1

Sue Yeandle

Sheffield University

Documents and Media

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.

Expandable List

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

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. (Sheffield UK), Sustainable Care Conference.

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

Expandable List

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.

Pit, S., A. Livingstone, N. Ciacaru, N. Zgave, and A. Williams.  (2020). “International Standardisation 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.

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.