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!
Your child’s participation in this survey is highly appreciated – all information is strictly confidential. Contact ACS if you have any questions.
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:
- Leading Canadian Researchers Form COVID-19 Social Impacts Network. Announcement (600 words).
- Do Adults in Couples Have Better Mental Health During the COVID‑19 Pandemic? Article (850 words).
- Health Habits During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Article (1,200 words).
- A Snapshot of Family Attachment During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Article (300 words).
- Canadians Turning to Their Screens to Keep Busy During COVID-19 Isolation. Article (1,600 words).
- Survey Finds Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Pandemic Experiences and Responses. Article (1,200 words).
- Families Struggle to Cope with Financial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Article (1,100 words).
- Parenting in a Pandemic: A Story and the Stats. Article (1,500 words).
- Couples Find Support in One Another During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Article (1,500 words).
- Families in Canada Express “Major Concern” for Senior Health and Well-being During COVID-19. Article (650 words).
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
- Canadian Studies in Population: Special Issue on Families in Canada. Collection of articles, research recaps and research briefs from a special edition of the Canadian Studies in Population journal, guest edited by the Vanier Institute.
- Canadian Family Policy Monitor. Online resource of family-related policy and program announcements recently launched by the Vanier Institute.
In the Media
- Baby Boom to Breakups: Here’s How COVID-19 Is Testing Relationships. Global News article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- Is the COVID-19 Baby Boom a Myth? How Relationships Could Be Tested During the Pandemic. CTV News article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- Study on Relationships During Pandemic. CBC Radio – Ottawa Morning interview with Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- Celebrating Important Milestones Despite COVID-19. CBC Radio – All in a Day interview with Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- Protecting Grandparents During the COVID-19 Pandemic. CBC Radio – Ottawa Morning interview with Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- Apple Podcasts – Ontario Morning Podcast – Ontario Morning from CBC Radio.
- Midwife, Family Doctor or Obstetrician: What’s the Difference? Today’s Parent article featuring research from In Context: Understanding Maternity Care in Canada (PDF).
- Back on the Job – Working Seniors. Everything Retirement article featuring research from Facts and Stats: Working Seniors in Canada (2019 Update) (PDF).
- Increase Your Family Philanthropy Savvy: Understanding How Families Give. The Provocateur article featuring research from A Snapshot of Family Diversity in Canada (PDF).
- Could COVID-19 Strengthen Family Bonds? CFAX 1070 interview with Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- How Workplaces Can Better Accommodate Employees’ Caregiving Responsibilities. Globe and Mail article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
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Published on April 30, 2020