CCNA Working Caregiver Research

Are You Working and Providing Care to an Elderly Relative?

If so, we would like to hear about your challenges and experiences by having you participate in a National Survey on Balancing Work, Family and Caregiving.

Study Goal

The goal of this survey is to increase awareness at both the public policy and employer level of the challenges faced by those seeking to combine work, caregiving and perhaps childcare and thereby make the business case for change. The study also seeks to identify differences in caregiving challenges faced by employed caregivers caring for relatives with various forms of dementia versus those caring for relatives with chronic non-dementia conditions.  Raising awareness of these challenges will shine a light on issues that must be addressed if Canadian organizations are to remain competitive and caregivers are to remain healthy.

For more information, and to participate in the survey, please go here


About the Study

The study is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) within the Government of Canada. The research team for this study is part of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) – a focus for all aspects of research involving neurodegenerative diseases that affect cognition in aging. The ethics for this project has been reviewed and cleared by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board at 613-520-2517 or [email protected].


Contact Us

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any of the research team listed below.

Linda Duxbury, Ph.D.
Professor, Sprott School of Business
Carleton University, Ottawa
[email protected]


Maggie Stevenson, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sprott School of Business
Carleton University, Ottawa
[email protected]


Joel Sadavoy MD, FRCP
Founder, Geriatric Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
[email protected]