New Brunswick's community-based care sector is in crisis as the province grapples with growing demands for care coupled with serious workforce recruitment and retention challenges due to low quality jobs.
This Valuing Care Work Summit will bring together caregiving employees and employers, family and unpaid carers, advocacy groups and policy makers to explore how to improve service delivery models, as well as work and employment in the care sector, with a focus on special care homes, community residences and home support services.
The summit will feature research by Dr. Rachelle Pascoe-Deslauriers and her research team on the structural and systemic changes needed in the way services are commissioned, governed, and delivered. Attendees will participate in interactive discussions on:
- Systemic challenges
- Collaboration across the province
- Learning from elsewhere
We cannot continue to rely on the compassion of caregivers to fill the gaps in essential care services. Let’s improve our delivery systems and make a career out of care so that New Brunswickers will get the care they deserve.
Because the conditions of work are the conditions of care!
*** Registration is mandatory.
Bilingual event with interpretation provided
This summit and the research that informs the event has been supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in partnership with the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity and a Steering Group of care sector representatives, support from Mount Allison University and Future NB.