Healthy Professional Worker Survey

An interdisciplinary, multi-university research team led by Dr. Ivy Lynn Bourgeault in the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies at the University of Ottawa has contacted our association, asking us to inform you about an important study they are conducting. The team is exploring the mental health experiences of professional workers, and how these experiences are affected by their personal, work and family life. This study includes academia, accounting, dentistry, medicine, midwifery nursing and teaching professions. The team is particularly interested in the role that gender has on these experiences. There will also be some questions about how COVID-19 has impacted these experiences.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please follow this link to the online survey: The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

If you would prefer to participate in an interview, please contact the study project coordinator, Audrey Kruisselbrink, at The interview will take 40-60 minutes for which there will be a $20 honorarium.

You can participate in both.

Please note that you are not required to participate in this study. This study is being conducted independently from our association and your decision to participate (or not) will not be known to our association. Taking part or not taking part in this study will not affect your status at the association. At any point you can withdraw participation without recourse.

This study has received ethics approval from the Universities of Ottawa (#S-05-19-2508), British Columbia (#H19-01665), Laval (#2019-395/30-01-2020), Manitoba (E2019:125; HS23537), McGill (#A12-B77-19A/19-12/039), Nipissing (#102391), Waterloo (#41108), Saint Mary’s (#20-052), Toronto (#00038882), Victoria (#19-0476) and Carleton (#112037), Dalhousie (#2019-5019), Memorial (20201427-EX), Queen’s (#GGEN-035-19), Simon Fraser (#H19-01665), and Western Universities.