News archive - June 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More Canadians pressed for time (CBC News, video)

More Canadians are feeling caught in a time crunch, struggling to meet the competing demands of work and family, according to a new report.

The report released Tuesday by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing examined the last 15 to 20 years of time use, leisure and culture trends in the country, based largely on data collected by Statistics Canada.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canadians caught in time crunch: Romanow

Toronto - Canadians, especially women, are caught in a time crunch and the problem has been getting worse over the past 15 years, says a new report by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), Caught in the Time Crunch: Time Use, Leisure and Culture in Canada.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canadians' leisure time shrinking (The Globe and Mail)

By Gloria Galloway and Josh Wingrove

Ottawa and Edmonton — From Tuesday's Globe and Mail. Published on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Last updated on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:11 AM EDT.

The number of Canadians who squeeze in at least one meal a day with their teenage kids is on the decline. Visits to parks occur less often. And the window of time for attending plays and concerts is shrinking.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canadians, particularly women, caught in time crunch (Toronto Star)

By Laurie Monsebraaten, Social Justice Reporter

Every evening after bedtime stories with her 3- and 6-year-old girls, Toronto mother Monique Ganon returns to her home office to begin her second shift.

It's hectic,

says the self-employed bookkeeper and consummate "multi-tasker" who visits clients two days a week when her children are in daycare.

Her husband, Tim McGregor, works two jobs. During the day he is the office courier for NOW magazine and in the pre-dawn hours, he writes movie scripts.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Under pressure: more Canadians feeling time crunch (Canadian Press)

By Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press

Toronto - More Canadians are feeling crunched for time as they try to balance the demands of home and work, according to a new report. The report released Tuesday by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) explored the use of time, leisure and culture in Canada. It relies largely on data collected in Statistics Canada surveys over the course of nearly two decades, and offers a summary and highlights of various research studies examining quality of life.

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