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The Carework, Aging and Health Lab is led by Dr. Susan Braedley at the Carleton University School of Social Work in Ottawa, Ontario.

Our research program aims to produce knowledge that  contributes to living and working conditions of dignity, respect and health for seniors and all who care for them.


Care workers include:

  1. Paid care workers, including social workers, nurses, personal support workers and care aides, disability attendants, paid companions and others who provide assistance and support for daily life;
  2. Workers whose work is necessary for caring environments, including cooks, cleaners, laundry workers, managers and receptionists;
  3. Unpaid carers, such as family members and friends, volunteers and community groups;
  4. Emergency services workers, such as paramedics, firefighters and police who provide 9-1-1 emergency medical and crisis responses.