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:
- Family caregivers: a few benchmarks
- Sociodemographic characteristics of caregivers
- Types of care provided
- Repercussions of caregiving
- 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.