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Landscapes of voluntarismNew spaces of health, welfare and governance$
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Christine Milligan and David Conradson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346322

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346322.001.0001

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Informal and voluntary care in Canada: caught in the Act?

Informal and voluntary care in Canada: caught in the Act?

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Landscapes of voluntarism

Mark W. Skinner

Mark W. Rosenberg

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the case of informal and voluntary home care in Canada to shed light on the complex link between voluntarism and health. Data from Statistics Canada's National Population Health Survey and National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating are used to illustrate the link between healthcare and voluntarism. The results of the of broad-scale survey at national, regional and subprovincial (metropolitan, urban and rural) levels provides an empirical basis for understanding the ascendancy of voluntary organisations, community groups, and volunteers as major players in the local organisation and delivery of healthcare services.

Keywords:   voluntarism, healthcare, Canada, community groups, volunteers

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