Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces

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The purpose of this survey is to collect information on the perception Canadians have of their safety in public and private spaces. Questions are asked about personal experiences at home, school, in the workplace, public spaces, and online.

Data from this survey will provide a better understanding of Canadians’ experiences in different settings, and will help to develop programs and services that are adapted to the needs of the population.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:

For provinces – From April to December 2018

For territories – From July to December 2018

Collection methods:

For provinces – Electronic questionnaire and telephone interviews

For territories – Electronic questionnaire, telephone interviews and in-person interviews

Survey participation:
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

    By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited 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. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

  • Block Information on Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Record linkage

    Record linkage

    For provinces:

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada will combine the information you provide with information from the tax data of all members of your household. Statistics Canada may also combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

    For territories:

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about:

    • Perceptions of gender roles
    • Inappropriate sexual behaviours observed and experienced in the workplace
    • Inappropriate sexual behaviours experienced in a public space and details on the most serious behaviour experienced
    • Inappropriate sexual behaviours experienced online and details on the most serious behaviour experienced
    • Experiences of violent victimization
    • Experiences of abuse and violent behaviours in intimate partner relationships
    • Lifetime experiences
    • Health
    • Alcohol and drug consumption
    • Socio-demographic characteristics
  • Block Information on Published Data

    Published Data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5256
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