Impacts of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers: Infection Prevention and Control (ICHCWIPC)

The purpose of this crowdsource questionnaire is to understand the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian health care workers, with particular focus on access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection prevention and control (IPC) measures in the workplace.

This voluntary questionnaire will cover job type and setting, training and information on PPE and IPC practices and protocols, use and access to PPE, and personal health. It also includes general demographic questions.

Participate now in this survey on Impacts of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers: Infection Prevention and Control

Information collected may be used by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information and other government organizations to help to inform the delivery of health care services and to better understand what health care workers need in terms of equipment, training and support.

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

Our commitment to accessibility:

We are continuing to work towards improving accessibility for all Canadians. For survey participation, our Collection Portal follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and individuals who are blind or visually impaired can access our content using standard screen reading software. Deaf or hard-of-hearing people who use an operator-assisted relay service can call us during regular business hours. They do not need to authorize the operator to contact us. They can also obtain additional support through our TTY line: 1-866-753-7083.

Collection period:

From November 24 to December 13, 2020

Collection methods:

Electronic questionnaire

Survey participation:



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.

Data sharing agreements and record linkage

Data sharing agreements

To avoid duplication of questionnaires, Statistics Canada may enter into agreements to share the data from this questionnaire with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada, the "Institut de la statistique du Québec" and provincial and territorial ministries of health. Only organizations that have agreed to keep your information confidential and use it only for statistical purposes will receive the data.

Record linkage

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

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.

For more information about this survey

survey number 5340