Upcoming Focus Groups

Women working in the health or care sector we want to hear from you! How has COVID-19 affected your work and well-being?

The Risk and Resilience in the Health and Care Workforce project, funded by the BC Women's Health Foundation, is conducting research on how women in health and care work have been particularly affected by the pandemic.   In order to learn from the experiences of women working on the front lines, we are hosting virtual focus groups on:

  • Monday March 22nd at 1pm (for those working in long term care)
  • Tuesday March 23rd at 7pm (for those working in long term care)
  • Wednesday March 24th at 7pm (for those working in community service and care roles)
  • Thursday March 25th at 7pm (for those working in custodial, food service or similar roles in a healthcare setting)


Focus groups are held over Zoom and last approximately an hour. As a token of appreciation, participants receive a $20 Support Local BC gift card. Results will be used to produce research informing more equitable and supportive policy responses. More information on the process can be found here.

To register for a focus group, or if you have any questions, please email Dr. Julia Smith at jhs6@sfu.ca. If you would like to participate by can’t make the designated time please also get in touch for information about other focus groups or individual interviews.