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Project 3: Supporting Work & Caregiving: Diagnosing Readiness to Change

Project timeline: 2017 to 2020

This study will collect qualitative data from Human Resource (HR) experts across Canada, via the Conference Board of Canada, to inform our understanding of the barriers to progressive change in the workplace. It is critical that we examine and understand the systemic, economic and/or cultural barriers that stand in the way of more widespread awareness of CE wellbeing, as this will facilitate uptake of the Standard and associated tools, as written. Dr. Duxbury will use a structured communication technique which relies on a panel of experts (HR experts who are members of the Conference Board of Canada) to collect the data needed to construct a force field diagram describing the forces encouraging and dissuading employers from implementing policies and programs supporting CEs.



Conference Board of Canada

Project Documents


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Dr. Allison Williams


Professor, School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University.



Margaret Stevenson

Post Doctoral Research Assistant

Expandable List

Sadavoy, Joel, Sima Sajedinejad, Linda Duxbury, and Mary Chiu. “The impact on employees of providing informal caregiving for someone with dementia.” Aging & Mental Health (2021): 1-7.

Sadavoy, J., Sajedinejad, S., Duxbury, L., & Chiu, M. (2021). The impact on employees of providing informal caregiving for someone with dementia. Aging & Mental Health, 1-7.

Nogues, S. et Tremblay, D.-G. (2021). Les configurations d’aide répondent-elles aux besoins de soutien des aidants principaux ? Gérontologie et société. Vol 2021, no 164.

Halinski, Michael, Linda Duxbury, and Maggie Stevenson. “Employed caregivers’ response to family-role overload: The role of control-at-home and caregiver type.” Journal of Business and Psychology 35, no. 1 (2020): 99-115.

Sadavoy, Joel, Sima Sajedinejad, Linda Duxbury, and Mary Chiu. “A Canadian national survey of informal employed caregivers of older adults with and without dementia: Work and employee outcomes.” International Journal of Social Psychiatry (2020): 0020764020983866.

Duxbury, Linda, Anne Bardoel, and Michael Halinski. “‘Bringing the Badge home’: exploring the relationship between role overload, work-family conflict, and stress in police officers.” Policing and Society (2020): 1-20.

Smith, Christopher, and Linda Duxbury. “It is not just what you say, but how you say it: A case study exploring union‐member communications.” Industrial Relations Journal 51, no. 1-2 (2020): 2-33.

Duxbury, Linda, and Floyd Ormsbee. “Does studying the past help us understand the future? An examination of the expectations of Gen X knowledge workers.” The International Journal of Human Resource Management 31, no. 7 (2020): 935-963.

National Caregiver Day, Catalytic Conversations “Care and Work in Canada: Reflections, Discoveries and Projections”, April 5, 2022 Regina Ding, Linda Duxbury, Allison Williams, Nora Spinks