By Ivy Lynn Bourgeault Canadian women, gender, gender equity, gender parity, health leadership, health workforce, leadership, women, women in healthcare
Why it’s critical we use gender transformative approaches for the health workforce in Canada Sometimes an issue can be so pervasive that it is rendered nearly invisible. Take for instance the gender of the health workforce. Women comprise 82 per cent of health workers in Canada, in contrast to 47 per cent in the total labour […]
By Gregory Huyer and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault aging population, baby boomers, Canada Health Act, Canada’s healthcare system, Canadian healthcare system, health service funding, health workforce, homecare, long-term care
We know that Canada’s population is aging. Among the many statistics that have been reported is how in 2015, the proportion of Canadian seniors surpassed that of youth under 15 for the first time. The gap will continue to widen over the next 20 years.