Canadian Households’ Perspective on the New Economy (CHP)
The Initiative will underscore the important link between women and Canada’s prosperity during the COVID-19 recovery and post-recovery periods. Through quantitative research, we will look at prevailing attitudes and COVID-19 impacts on women’s careers, skills development, workforce trajectories and women’s economic security. We will also assess how COVID-19 is affecting family life, work/life integration and women’s responsibilities at home. CHP will take a close look at overall household spending which in itself accounts for more than half of the Canadian economy. Since women make or influence 70-80% of household purchases, the Initiative will be an important barometer of confidence (or concern) in the Canadian economy during the COVID-19 recovery and post-recovery periods. Our aim is to create a critical shift in public opinion towards the valuable role of women in the Canadian economy and the importance of skills innovation for women.
We will engage Canadians in this research through national polls to track public opinion on these important topics and will share our findings. The Initiative will feature a series of webinars that will bring women together from across Canada to share their thoughts on our research findings, to learn from each other and from experts on how to navigate during these times, manage household budgets, improve their economic security and access re-skilling opportunities.
Working women are worried
Poll shows Canadian women concerned that pandemic workplace accommodations won’t last
TORONTO, June 15, 2022 – Fewer Canadian women are working full-time – 62 per cent, compared to 70 per cent before the COVID-19 pandemic – and nearly half say they are likely to quit their jobs if asked to return to the office full-time.Read More Here
TORONTO, June 15, 2022 – Fewer Canadian women are working full-time – 62 per cent, compared to 70 per cent before the COVID-19 pandemic – and nearly half say they are likely to quit their jobs if asked to return to the office full-time.
TORONTO, February 1, 2022 – Flexible working hours, free at-home testing kits, safe re-opening of schools and mental health supports are among the top priorities for Canadians at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Prosperity Project cross-country poll.
TORONTO, July 21, 2021 – More than half of Canadian youth, and nearly two-thirds of young women, feel that their anxiety, depression and stress levels are higher now than at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Prosperity Project tracking poll.
TORONTO, March 14, 2021 – Mental health concerns are on the rise among Canada’s working women, especially mothers, as the COVID-19 pandemic persists, according to the latest Prosperity Project tracking poll.
TORONTO, September 10, 2020 – A landmark national survey shows a third of Canadian women have considered quitting their jobs to take care of home responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.