Support for employees providing supportElder-care responsibilities impact one in four Canadian workers and those numbers will soon grow. Is your HR department recognizing this reality?By Betty Healey09/13/2004|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/13/2004 As HR departments tackle the need to play a stronger role in keeping staff physically and mentally healthy, employers will have to face elder-care issues.It’s a critical issue as workers find themselves shouldering extraordinary responsibilities outside of work. How significant is the elder-care burden? According to the Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being at the University of Guelph in Ontario, the number of Canadians aged 65 and over will double from roughly four million to nearly eight million by the year 2026. In a study the centre conducted, entitled 150 Canadian Statistics on Work, Family and Well-being To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.