Les proches aidantes et les proches aidants au Québec. Analyse différenciée selon les sexes

This statistical report (in French) draws a portrait of caregivers in Quebec, highlighting the differences between caregiving situations for women and men.
Year: 2018
Languages: French
Format: Document (article, report, guide, etc.)
Dimension(s) of caregiving:
  • Analysis of caregiving support
  • Realities of caregiving
  • Repercussions of caregiving
  • What is caregiving?

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CALL 811 (Info-Santé/Info-Social). If you need support or have concerns or questions about your health or that of a family member or friend, call 811 to speak to a nurse or psychosocial worker. Bilingual and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s free and confidential.

To speak to a caregiver counselor about a difficult situation, ask questions or get a referral, call l’Appui’s Caregiver Support Helpline.
Bilingual; open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

1 855 852-7784
[email protected]

To find community resources offering caregiving information and support near you, consult l’Appui’s Resource Directory or Proche aidance Québec's list of member organizations (in French only).


This statistical report (70 pages, in French) provides a snapshot of caregiving in Quebec, seen through the lens of gender-based differences in caregiving situations. Its contents can also be accessed on a microsite.

The report is divided into five sections:

  1. Family caregivers: a few benchmarks
  2. Sociodemographic characteristics of caregivers
  3. Types of care provided
  4. Repercussions of caregiving
  5. Government assistance

The document is based on data from the 2012 Statistics Canada General Social Survey (GSS) – Caregiving and Care Receiving. ‎ Note that the GSS’s most recent caregiving data are from 2018.

For the latest statistics on caregivers in Quebec, we recommend reading the report (in French) “Qui sont les personnes proches aidantes au Québec et quel type de soutien apportent-elles ? An age and gender-based analysis.