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Young Carers

Young Carers

Originally posted at on September 30, 2014 by Audrey Miller Statistics Canada released last week (Sept 24, 2014) the latest data on Young Canadians providing care. This information uses data from the 2012 General Social Survey on Caregiving and Care Receiving. In 2012, 27% of young Canadians between the ages of 15 and 29 […]

Originally published at on August 29, 2013: While students had a summer holiday from their studies, many young carers did not get a break from their caregiving responsibilities. Recent research from the Vanier Institute of the Family reveals that 12% of young people identify themselves as being a caregiver. (Please see my previous blog) […]

Originally published at on June 12, 2013: We should all care; as at some point in our lives, regardless of age, most of us will experience being a carer. Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing […]

The Elephant in the Room Published in the Vanier Institute of the Family, Summer 2012, TRANSITION MAGAZINE