Train for mentally healthy work throughout the pandemic and beyond
March 9, 2021 - Vaccines spark hope for an end to the pandemic, but ongoing public health measures AND programs to tackle the mental health impacts of COVID-19 will be needed for some time.
Statistics Canada has been tracking the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 upon Canadians. They tell us the most vulnerable also experience the greatest threat to their mental health. Not only do immigrants and visible minorities face a higher risk of COVID-19-related job loss, but they are more likely to perform the essential frontline work which increases their risk of exposure to the virus on the job.
And there’s more. Visible minorities were three times more likely to report a perceived increase in the frequency of harassment or attacks since the pandemic began.
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