Care Economy

Significant Progress
Significant Progress

Canada’s care economy (including sectors like healthcare, child care, disability and long-term care, elder care, and domestic work) has been pushed to its limit during the pandemic, after decades of neglect and underfunding.


— Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, 2022

$517-860 billion

The estimated economic value of unpaid household care work in Canada annually.

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