Video - We Stand Tall

Release date: June 30, 2020

We Stand Tall - Transcript

Statistics Canada symbol and Canada word mark appear on screen with the title: We Stand Tall

This Canada Day feels a little bit different.

We're worried about our families… our friends… even our jobs…

The words: "Sorry due to covid-19 we are closed" appear on screen.

We're worried about those who are putting themselves on the line to protect, heal, and serve their fellow Canadians.

Some of us have lost loved ones, and some are facing our own battles.

Many of us are taking a stand against injustice.

So does feel different…

But Canadians are resilient. We've weathered storms before. We stood tall, helping each other through the hard times.

While Canadians are anxious about their own health, it says a lot that we're more concerned about the health of others.

The Statistics:

36% of Canadians were very concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on their own health.

54% of Canadians reported that they were very or extremely concerned about the health of someone in their household.

79% were very or extremely concerned about the health of vulnerable people." Appears on screen.

We care about each other, and we want to help. And we're doing what we can to keep our friends, our families, and our communities safe.

The statistic: "41.5 were concerned their ability to cooperate and support one another during the crisis" appear on screen.

The statistics: "90% of Canadians avoided leaving the house" and "87% of Canadians used social distancing when out in public" appear on screen.

Even if it means rethinking how we work or do business.

The statistic: "4.7 million workers who don't usually work from home did so during the week of March 22 to March 28, 2020" appears on screen.

And, yes, even as we're practicing physical distancing, we're finding new ways to connect with each other.

The statistic: "9 in 10 Canadians communicated with family and friends" appears on screen.

Yes, this Canada Day does feel a little bit different, but we stood tall then. And we stand tall now.

We'll get through this together. Happy Birthday Canada

Canada wordmark appears on screen.

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