COVID-19 IMPACT SURVEYS
Veteran Families Survey
The Vanier Institute invites you to share your experience, thoughts and ideas! We’re seeking participants for a survey exploring the well-being and experiences of Veteran families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This survey is to be completed by anyone who is a Veteran or a member of a Veteran family.
The COVID-19 Impacts: Veteran Families Survey is conducted by the Vanier Institute of the Family and funded by True Patriot Love Foundation.
Therapist COVID-19 Survey
The Vanier Institute of the Family has collaborated with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association to perform research on the experiences of therapists who work with couples, families, children and/or adolescents as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as reflections on their clients’ well-being.
If you work with couples, families, children and/or adolescents, we would greatly appreciate it if you would complete the questionnaire at the link below. Or, if you know anyone who does, please share!
Living with Long-Term Conditions and Disabilities
Many questions have been raised about the impacts of the current pandemic on our society yet data on its impacts on people with long-term conditions or disabilities is limited.
In order to address this need for information, Statistics Canada is now collecting information on the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians living with long-term conditions or disabilities through crowdsourcing.
The online questionnaire is accessible from June 23 to July 6, 2020.
- Uncertainty and Postponement: Pandemic Impact on Fertility in Canada by Ana Fostik, PhD. Article (2,200 words).
- In Conversation: Lucy Gallo on Access, Adaptation and Resilience Among LGBTQI2S Youth by Gaby Novoa. Article (1,500 words).
- Vanier Institute Joins UN Expert Group Meeting on Families in Development. Announcement, Reports (300 words).
- Getting Out, Getting Active and Family Well‑Being by Gaby Novoa and Nathan Battams. Article (800 words).
- Food Insecurity and Family Finances During the Pandemic by Nadine Badets. Article (1,200 words).
- Families in Canada Adapting: A Wedding at a Distance by Edward Ng, PhD. Article (560 words).
What We’re Reading
- Paula Arriagada, Tara Hahmann and Vivian O’Donnell, Indigenous People and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic, StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada (June 23, 2020).
- York University, How Should Parents Talk to Their Kids About Anti-Black Racism? (June 1, 2020).
- Jenna Moon, Evy Kwong and Alex Boyd, “Racism Exists in Canada”: These Are the Stories trom People Who Have Lived It as Eyes Turn on U.S. After George Floyd Death in Minneapolis, The Star (June 1, 2020).
- Angus Reid Institute, So Long, Office Space? Two-Thirds of Canadians Who Work from Home Expect It to Continue After Pandemic (June 11, 2020).
- ParticipACTION, The Role of the Family in the Physical Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviours of Children and Youth, The 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (June 2020).
What’s in the Media
- Staying Home to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Has a Silver Lining for Some Canadians. Head Topics Canada article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks and research from the Vanier Institute.
- Canadians Ditching Summer Vacations in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, Survey Finds. Global News article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks and research from Parents’ Thoughts on Post-Pandemic Future in Canada.
- La santé mentale des jeunes se détériore sous le stress d’une pandémie, révèle une nouvelle étude de CAMH. Nouvelles du Monde article featuring research from Survey Finds Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Pandemic Experiences and Responses.
- Youth Mental Health Deteriorating Under Pandemic Stresses, New CAMH Study Reveals. Toronto Star article featuring research from Survey Finds Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Pandemic Experiences and Responses.
- Here and Now Toronto with Gill Deacon – Nora Spinks, CEO of the Vanier Institute on How the Pandemic Is Changing Family Relations. CBC On Demand segment featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- Una encuesta halla que los canadienses abandonan las vacaciones de verano en respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19. El Noticias 365 article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- Getting Past “I’m Fine” – Staying Mentally Strong During COVID-19. Gateway Gazette article featuring Colonel (Retired) Russell Mann, senior advisor to the Vanier Institute.
- Santé mentale et confinement: à quoi peut-on s’attendre? Métro article featuring featuring research from the Vanier Institute.
- The Military Provides Healthcare to Its Members, But Not Their Families. Braceworks article featuring Colonel (Retired) Russell Mann, senior advisor to the Vanier Institute.
- Pandemic Has Left My Normally Upbeat Son Depressed About His Future. How Can I Help Him? Ask Ellie. The Star article featuring research from the Vanier Institute.
- Crowded Housing, Tenuous Jobs, and Starting Over in the Midst of a Pandemic Raise Risk of Mental-Health Issues for Immigrants and Refugees. The Globe and Mail article featuring research from the Vanier Institute.
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Published on June 30, 2020