Resuming Economic and Social Activities During COVID-19

Detailed information for June 2020




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The COVID-19 pandemic is currently disrupting the lives and habits of all Canadians. It is therefore necessary to quickly gather information to help understand its impacts on the physical and mental health of individuals, as well as on their social and employment circumstances.

Data release - TBD


This data collection covers the current economic and social situation, as well as people's physical and mental health, to effectively assess the needs of communities and implement suitable support measures during and after the pandemic.


  • Commuting to work
  • Health
  • Labour
  • Society and community

Data sources and methodology

Target population

All selected participants from the Impacts of COVID-19 crowdsource collection, who agreed to be contacted for additional data collection efforts.

Instrument design

Statistics Canada's Questionnaire Design Resource Centre (QDRC) provided input and feedback for selected modules of the survey questionnaire, while questions for the remaining modules came from the first CPSS questionnaire and other Statistics Canada surveys. Question wording adheres as closely as possible to questions established by the Harmonized Content Committee at Statistics Canada.

The questionnaire follows standard practices and wording used in a computer-assisted interviewing environment, such as the automatic control of flows that depend upon answers to earlier questions and the use of edits to check for logical inconsistencies and capture errors. The computer application for data collection was tested extensively.


A subset of participants from the Impacts of COVID-19 crowdsource collection, who agreed to be contacted for additional data collection efforts, were invited to participate.

Data sources

Data collection for this reference period: 2020-06-15 to 2020-06-21.

Responding to this survey is voluntary.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents.

Data collection is conducted exclusively online by participant self-completion.

View the Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) .

Error detection

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.


This methodology does not apply.


This methodology does not apply.

Quality evaluation

This methodology does not apply.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

Revisions and seasonal adjustment

This methodology does not apply.

Data accuracy

This methodology does not apply.

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