Caregiving taking heavy toll on staff, bottom line

Home Depot's head of HR chairing panel as 'tsunami of seniors' approaches
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/07/2014

"We all need to be looking for innovative ways to deal with the tsunami of seniors coming our way," said Sharleen Stewart, president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare.

The recently launched Canadian Employers for Caregivers Plan (CECP) is intended to be the lifeline Stewart is calling for, along with many others in the labour community.

The CECP includes the establishment of the Employer Panel for Caregivers as well as the development of business cases analyzing the cost-benefit of various workplace supports and the exploration of mechanisms for sustained employer engagement.