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Table A.2
Resources accessed when the major change is death of a loved one

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  Percentage
Type of resource used1
Family 89
Close friends 85
Co-workers 59
Other friends 61
Neighbours 44
Business people (including employer) 44
Professionals (including doctors) 38
Religious organization 27
Other media/information services 21
Internet 18
Social service or health organization 15
Other community organization 8
Government resources (all levels of government) 8
Law or justice organization 8
Public institutions (for example, libraries or universities) 3E
Most helpful resource in dealing with change2
Family 64
Close friends 15
Professionals (including doctors) 8
Religious organization 5E
Type of help received3
Emotional 95
Instrumental4 50
Informational5 34
Financial situation worse due to change 13
Employment situation worse due to change 6E
Physical health worse due to change 17
Mental health worse due to change 27
1. Respondents could report more than one type of help to deal with the change of greatest impact.
2. Only the most commonly identified resources are shown.
3. Respondents could report more than one type of help received to deal with the change of greatest impact.
4. Instrumental help includes using at least one of the following types: professional services or expertise; financial; help with household work or childcare; transportation; material goods; personal care or health needs.
5. Informational help includes using at least one of the following types: information or informal advice; referrals, networking or making new contacts; teaching coaching, or training.
Note: This table includes respondents aged 20 to 64 whose change of greatest impact was death of a loved one.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2008.