• 81% of Canadians find the health care system too complicated.
  • 78% agree that navigating the system is a challenge.
  • Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI’s) kill over 12,000 people every year in Canada.  It is the 4th leading cause of death.  Up to 50% of these cases are preventable.
  • Over 7 million medication errors occur every year in Canada causing potential harm or death.
  • In 2012 alone, nearly 600,000 Canadians reduced their working hours due to care giving and 390,000 quit their jobs to provide care.
  • In a recent Canadian Press article, it was stated that there was a 16.6 billion dollar impact on the productivity in Canada due to absenteeism.
  • As many as 41% of Canadian Association of Retired People members report providing some form of informal care to a loved one, with 57% reporting that they provided care in their home.  For those providing care, nearly half reported health issues related to the stress of care giving.

Aging Statistics