Who are informal caregivers ?
Any person who provides ongoing or occasional support, in a non-professional capacity, to a person with a temporary or permanent disability.
Who do informal caregivers employees support?
A parent, child, spouse, grandparent, step-parent, friend, etc.
What are the informal caregiver's responsibilities?
Visiting, transportation, housekeeping and maintenance, scheduling appointments, managing finances, medical and personal care.
IMPROVING WORK-FAMILY- INFORMAL CAREGIVER RECONCILIATION TO...
Promote motivation, efficiency and commitment to work
Decrease the rate of absenteeism and presenteeism
Facilitate the attraction and retention of workers
Improvement of organizational productivity and work climate: discover other positive effects of the implementation of measures to reconcile work and informal caregiving.
FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT YOUR INFORMAL CAREGIVERS EMPLOYEES
Flexible or customized schedules and leeway for breaks or meals :
To ensure flexibility for informal caregivers who manage often unforeseen situations
Punctual or permanent, full time or a few hours a week.
Teleworking arrangements can vary according to the needs of the informal caregiver and the reality of the employer.
Thinking differently about leave to take into account the reality of informal caregivers
Leave with or without pay, bank of paid leave, leave with deferred salary, flexible vacations.
Medical consultations in the workplace and telemedicine
Taking care of the health of informal caregivers who are at greater risk of illness than the general population.
Cash advances and establishment of an employee assistance fund
To help informal caregivers who often face financial insecurity.
Voluntary work reduction and voluntary compressed work week
To ensure a greater presence with the person being cared for
GET YOUR COMMITMENT RECOGNIZED
BNQ Standard 9700-820: Family/Work Balance
Standard B701-17 Organizations Promoting and Supporting Caregivers
Quebec Standardization Bureau
The Seal of Recognition in Family/Work Balance
An initiative of the Réseau pour un Québec Famille, funded by the Ministère de la Famille.
Discover the Ministry of the Family’s program for workplaces
What the labor standards law provides
Paid and unpaid short-term absence
Absence in case of death
Spreading of hours worked
INFORM YOUR EMPLOYEE INFORMAL CAREGIVERS OF MEASURES TO SUPPORT THEM
TOOLS TO DOWNLOAD
- Read the document : When WORK and CAREGIVING Collide : How Employers Can Support Their Employees Who Are Caregivers
- CSA Group : Helping worker-carers in your organization : See the recommandations