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Balancing Work and Caregiving

, Mar. 2012

Balancing Family Caregiving and Employment , Senior Living Magazine 2008

Balancing Work and Care , Solutions Magazine, Summer 2007

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Compassionate Care Benefits
Employment Insurance Compassionate Care benefits are available to employed family members caring for a gravely ill relative at risk of dying within 26 weeks. These benefits are offered through Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC).
The benefits consist of six weeks total compensation – that means, six weeks per ill person, not six weeks per family member. Your employer cannot fire you because you need time off to take the six weeks plus the two weeks unpaid waiting period.  For more information visit the HRSDC website at: