COVID-19 Survey of Families

In coordination with the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, Kids Brain Health Network at Queen’s University, and Children First in Windsor, this winter, IEMHP undertook a brief survey of Canadian parents/caregivers on their experiences with accessing services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 2,000 responses were received and the full data will soon be shared. Meanwhile, you can get an overview of our main results here, or by downloading our fact sheet, Caring for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers During COVID-19.

Carign for a baby or a child under 6 During Covid19 - Survey announcement
Among other things, this survey confirmed what we had heard from practitioners and families: the pandemic increased parents and caregiver stress levels in many ways. How does this affect the little ones? What can be done to prevent it? How to raise the issue with families? 

The following resource can be shared with parents.

Supporting Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers Through Covid 19-Induced Stress

(also in French)
Soutenir les nourrissons, les tout-petits et les enfants d’âge préscolaire face au stress induit par Covid-19

We're pleased to have our partners at SickKids also share the webstory below. 

Survey highlights challenges of caring for infants and toddlers during the COVID-19 pandemic