Groundbreaking report shows staggering $3.5 billion cost of menopause to Canadian economy
Menopause Foundation of Canada report reveals scope of opportunity with better workplace supports; ‘Menopause Works Here’ campaign launched to help
TORONTO, October 16, 2023 – Unmanaged symptoms of menopause cost the Canadian economy an estimated $3.5 billion per year, with working women bearing the brunt of the costs, says a groundbreaking new report released today by the Menopause Foundation of Canada (MFC). Quantifying the steep economic burden in Canada for the first time, together with new national survey data on menopause at work and compelling personal stories from Canadian women, the Menopause and Work in Canada report, sponsored by Sun Life, outlines the urgent need for better supports in the workplace. With more than two million working women in Canada aged 45-55, when most will experience menopause, the MFC is calling on employers to take positive action to reverse this trend by joining its new Menopause Works HereTM campaign.