Research Associates for National Caregiver Strategy

Open for Multi-Faith Family members

  • Canada
  • Care for the Elderly Canada
  • Listing expires on Thursday, 4 March 2021 at 00:56 (UTC)

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About the Program
The Council for Canada is developing a National Caregiver Strategy and is seeking professionals from various backgrounds (not restricted to healthcare) that would assist with a series of research initiatives. The scope of this research would include an investigation of the emerging support needs of elderly members of the Jamat and a review of the current landscape of for-profit and non-profit civil society care related services. 
About the Role
Member(s) selected will be placed in one of 5 research teams. Your respective team will (1) scope out the project, (2) conduct secondary and primary research, (3) present an interim report of your findings, and (4) prepare a final presentation.  You will receive feedback at each stage of the process.
 Each team will be tasked with answering one of the following questions:
  1.  What are the care-related needs of the key segments among the older adults in the Jamat, how are these needs currently being met, and what are the satisfaction levels older adults have with the quality and nature of the care they receive?
  2.  What is the availability, reliability, and accessibility of care-related resources available through federal, provincial, and local publicly funded sources?
  3. What is the current landscape of for-profit organizations available to provide care services to older adults?  What services are available?  How accessible, reliable, and affordable are these services? 
  4. How does the grey market for care (volunteer and paid) related services operate in the Jamat?  What is the demand for this market? What are its strengths and weaknesses? How available, accessible, reliable, and affordable are these services? 
  5. What would be the ideal training for caregivers?
  6.  What are the insurance-related and legal requirements at the caregiver and institutional level to operate a caregiver network made up of paid and volunteer caregivers?
About You
Member(s) selected will have:
  • Some management consulting experience and/or experience designing and conducting research studies involving the collection of secondary and primary data.
  • Although not required, some formal or professional knowledge of the caregiving industry would be beneficial.
  • Possess a strong undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • Current undergraduate and graduate students with the requisite experiences are welcome to apply. 
  • Given that one of the research projects involves understanding the legal implications of a National Caregivers Strategy, legal professionals are invited to apply. 
Time Commitment
  • 3 hours/week
  • 1 March 2021 to 31 October 2021