The COVID-19 pandemic magnified stressors such as housing and food insecurity, poverty, and job loss. As inequities worsened, there was a need for better knowledge sharing to understand how health systems and communities can prepare for the long-term mental health impacts of COVID-19.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada partnered with Wellesley Institute to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of racialized working-age adults living in the Greater Toronto Area. The research focused on experiences of people from racialized communities as well as representatives from community organizations.
Findings from this research project were presented for the first time at a virtual panel discussion on March 30, 2022, with the aim to foreground community perspectives for responses to address COVID-19-related inequities and challenges impacting mental health.
- Download the The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Well-being A Focus on Racialized Communities in the GTA research paper
- Download event transcript (English)
- Download event transcript (French)