Well-being and Work in NS During a Pandemic


UPDATE: Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who took the time to participate in our research. The surveys are now closed and the winners of the gift cards have been notified. As we continue our work on this project, we will keep this page updated.

You can read about some of our preliminary findings at The Nova Scotia Advocate.


The work environment in Nova Scotia changed dramatically after Premier Stephen McNeil declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are interested in the work and health experiences of retail workers, long-term care workers, and teachers.

The surveys contain general questions about the work environment pre-COVID-19 and during the pandemic. We are also interested in how health and well-being has changed as a result of the pandemic. There are also questions that are specific to changes that have happened since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This research will help us capture how people are dealing with the changing nature of work while living through a pandemic and will offer insights on how policy can best respond to the needs of different groups of essential workers.   

This research is funded by Acadia University.