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.

The study is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) within the Government of Canada.

The survey includes six sections and will take approximately 20-30 minutes of your time. You can take a break from the survey at any time and restart at the point you left off, as long as you return to the survey within 2 weeks of starting. You may also leave individual questions blank for whatever reason. You have the right to end your participation in the survey at any time, for any reason, up until you hit the ‘submit’ button. You can withdraw by simply exiting the survey. Any unfinished surveys that are not completed within 2 weeks will be destroyed. Submitted responses are anonymous, and will be kept in confidence by the researchers. Only summary results will be provided to CIHR. If you feel overwhelmed or upset when you are answering questions in this survey you are encouraged to seek help by contacting a mental health practitioner in your community.

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