Unsustainable Support:

Caring for Others

Even before the pandemic, 30% of women in BC supported people who have long-term illness, disabilities or are ageing, racking up an estimated 6 million unpaid caregiving hours a week. With school and daycare closures, women attributed 6x more lost work hours each week to family responsibilities than men.

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With school and daycare closures, women attributed 6x more lost work hours each week to family responsibilities than men.

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Financial instability from lost hours or reductions in income is impacting women’s health. The longer the period of unemployment, the greater the impact on mental health.

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Your voice is a powerful tool for change. By sharing how the COVID-19 pandemic has directly or indirectly impacted your health, you can help make this an issue that can’t be ignored.

Share Your Story
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