(July 9, 2020) Statistics Canada has released crowdsourcing results on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on parents, children and family life in Canada. From June 9 to June 22, 2020, more than 32,000 participants completed the voluntary online questionnaire. The report provides a snapshot of the ways in which family life and experiences have changed over time, with a focus on social isolation, shifting routines and children’s activities.

  • Almost three-quarters of parents are concerned about their children’s social engagement during the pandemic.
  • Parents are also concerned about their families, especially their ability to balance multiple responsibilities.
  • Almost 9 in 10 participants said that their children are engaged in screen time on a daily basis, but many are also reading and doing physical activity.

Learn more about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on families in Canada:

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2015, Canada and 192 other UN member states in the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a framework for action that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

This resource/blog post is associated with the following SDGs (click on the icons to see other content from the Vanier Institute on each goal):


Published on July 9, 2020