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Research Projects

Dr. Janice Keefe is on sabbatical from July 2019 to July 2020. For information on Dr. Keefe’s research activities click here

Public and private spending in home care services: The boomer challenge.


Principal Investigator: Dr Janice Keefe

Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Caregiver supply and demand: Preparing for the future needs of older Canadians.


Principal Investigator: Dr Janice Keefe 

Funded by: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)

Planning for Canadian HR Needs in Chronic Home Care for the Elderly: Projections to 2031.


Principal Investigator: Dr Janice Keefe

Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Planning for Canadian Human Resource Needs in Chronic Home Care for the Elderly: Projections 2031.


Principal Investigator: Dr Janice Keefe

Funded by: Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF)

Assessing the Impact of Cognitive Impairment on the Use of Formal and Informal Networks by Elderly Canadians.


Principal Investigator: Dr Janice Keefe

Funded by: Alzheimer Society of Canada 

Products & Publications

Lefrançois, G., Vézina, S., Keefe, J., & Légaré, J. (in press, 2013). Trends and characteristics affecting disability among older Canadians living in private households. Canadian Studies in Population. Volume 40, issues 3 & 4, summer/fall 2013.

Keefe, J., Vezina, S., Lefrançois, G., Légaré, J., & Décarie, Y. (2012). Disability and support networks of older Canadians. Research Brief based on the study “Trends and Characteristics Affecting Disability and the Receipt of Support by Older Canadians Living in Private Households.” Peer reviewed report commissioned by the Policy Research Directorate of Human Resources and Skills  Development Canada (HRSDC).

Keefe, J., Légaré, J., Charbonneau, P., & Décarie, Y. (2012). Intergenerational support to older Canadians by their adult children: Implications for the future. In De Santis, G (ed.), The family, the market or the State? Intergenerational economic support under pressure in ageing societies. Springer Publisher

Keefe, J., Knight, L., Martin-Matthews, A., & Légaré, J. (2011). Key Issues in Human Resource Planning for Home Support Workers in Canada.WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 40(1), 21-28. doi:10.3233/WOR-2011-1203

Légaré, J., Keefe, J., & Carrière, Y. (2010). Le soutien aux personnes âgées en perte
d’autonomie :jusqu’où les Québécois vieillissants pourront-ils compter sur leur famille pour répondre à leurs besoins?
In G-F. Dumont, A. Etchelecou, A. Parant, J-M. Robine, J-P. Sardon & B. Yvars (Eds.), Démographie et santé (pp. 77-85). CUDEP: Bordeaux, France.

Gaymu, J., Busque, M-A., Légaré, J., Décarie, Y., Vézina, S., & Keefe, J. (2010). What will the family composition of older persons be like tomorrow? A comparison of Canada and France. Canadian Journal on Aging, 29(1), 57-71. doi:10.1017/S0714980809990419

Vézina, S., Légaré, J., Busque, M.-A., Décarie, Y., & Keefe, J. (2009, Spring). L’environnement familial des Canadiens âgés de 75 ans et plus à l’horizon 2030. Enfances, Familles,Générations, 10, 31-47.

Health and support needs of older Canadians (2011). Brochure 2011 EN

Changing family networks of the 75+: Canada and Europe over the next 25 years (2009) Brochure 2009 EN

Modification des réseaux familiaux des 75 ans et plus: Le Canada et L’Europe au cours des 25 prochaines années (2009) Brochure 2009 FR

Projecting the future amount of home support needed by older Canadians (2008) Brochure 2008 EN

Projection de la demande de services de maintien à domicile pour des personnes âgées du Canada (2008) Brochure 2008 FR

National Projections Handout (2004) National Projections 2004

Policy Implications Handout (2004) Policy Implications 2004