COVID-19 Social Impacts Network

Social Impact Youth Survey

The COVID-19 Social Impact Network, in partnership with Experiences Canada, is conducting a short (6-8 min.) online survey of youth in Canada aged 12–17. This questionnaire is exploring the attitudes and behaviours of youth across the country during the COVID-19 crisis, which will provide valuable insight into their diverse lived experiences and inform social policy. Please share widely!

Survey link

Your child’s participation in this survey is highly appreciated – all information is strictly confidential. Contact ACS if you have any questions.

Online Conferences

Newcomers to Canada

On Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11 a.m. (EDT), the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network will be hosting an online conference on COVID-19 and newcomers to Canada. Chaired by The Hon. Senator Donna Dasko, this event will feature two sessions. The first session will share recent findings on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on newcomers and minorities from Statistics Canada and survey data from the Association for Canadian Studies and Leger. In the second, policy makers, researchers and immigrant service providers will discuss the experiences of newcomers in this unprecedented and evolving situation. REGISTER TODAY! Space is limited.

Families in Canada

Join us online on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11 a.m. (EDT) for the second in a series of virtual conferences hosted by the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network, focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family well-being in Canada. Hear how families are responding to being “safe at home,” how they are impacted by the government’s response measures, and how those who serve and support families are adjusting and adapting. Get the latest data, get informed, get inspired, get connected! REGISTRATION OPENS SOON on the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network website. Space is limited.

Research on Family Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic

As this complex and evolving situation continues to unfold, the Vanier Institute has partnered with leading organizations and individuals to examine the impact that COVID-19 is having on households across Canada.

On April 9, 2020, Vanier CEO Nora Spinks joined Jack Jedwab, President and CEO of ACS-Metropolis, and Sébastien Goupil, Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, in announcing the creation of a multidisciplinary network of the country’s leading researchers and statisticians with the goal of examining the impacts of COVID-19.

Vanier Institute articles associated with this research and COVID-19:

Research from the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network is available on the ACS website.

COVID-19 Impact Surveys: Mental Health, Post-Secondary Students

Statistics Canada is currently conducting a series of questionnaires assessing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadians. We strongly encourage participation in these important surveys and to share widely with friends and colleagues, as they provide valuable information and insights to policy-makers and researchers working to support the health and well-being of Canadians.

Insights on Families and Family Policy in Canada

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Published on April 30, 2020