Informal and voluntary care in Canada: caught in the Act?

Mark W. Skinner and Mark W. Rosenberg

in Landscapes of voluntarism

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346322
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302650 | DOI:
Informal and voluntary care in Canada: caught in the Act?

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This chapter discusses the case of informal and voluntary home care in Canada to shed light on the complex link between voluntarism and health. Data from Statistics Canada's National Population Health Survey and National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating are used to illustrate the link between healthcare and voluntarism. The results of the of broad-scale survey at national, regional and subprovincial (metropolitan, urban and rural) levels provides an empirical basis for understanding the ascendancy of voluntary organisations, community groups, and volunteers as major players in the local organisation and delivery of healthcare services.

Keywords: voluntarism; healthcare; Canada; community groups; volunteers

Chapter.  8992 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Organizations

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