Who are Quebec’s informal or family caregivers and what kinds of support do they provide? An age and gender-based analysis

These publications (report and infographics) profile caregivers through the lens of age and gender and the support they provided in Quebec in 2018. They draw on a compilation carried out by the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ) based on the Statistics Canada 2018 General Social Survey (GSS) – Caregiving and Care Receiving.
Year: 2023
Languages: English, French
Format: Document (article, report, guide, etc.), Infographic
Dimension(s) of caregiving:
  • Realities of caregiving
  • Repercussions of caregiving

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This report (40 pages) profiles caregivers through the lens of age and gender and the support they provided in Quebec in 2018. It draws on a compilation carried out by the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ) based on the Statistics Canada 2018 General Social Survey (GSS) – Caregiving and Care Receiving. The first part of the report looks at the demographic characteristics of caregivers based on age and gender (employment situation, relationship with the care receiver). The second part analyzes the support provided, again according to age and gender (types of support activities, number of hours devoted to them). Overall, the analysis helps bring to light the diversity of caregiving situations in Quebec as well as certain issues.

Two infographics highlight key findings from the statistical report.

The infographic Between Work, Children and Aging Parents: The Challenges of “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers illustrates the realities and consequences of the challenging balance between caregiving, family and employment on middle-aged adults. It aims to raise awareness among caregivers of the sandwich generation, reassuring them that they are not alone in managing multiple responsibilities and emphasizing the potential impact on their well-being. It aims to raise awareness among caregivers of the sandwich generation, reassuring them that they are not alone in managing multiple responsibilities and emphasizing the potential impact on their well-being.

The infographic Toward Better Recognition and Support: A Profile of Quebec’s Caregivers outlines the common characteristics of caregivers, aiming to aid professionals and practitioners in identifying caregivers and providing tailored support to meet their specific needs.