North Superior Workforce Planning Board launches COVID-19 Labour Force Impact Survey

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North Superior Workforce Planning Board

THUNDER BAY – North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB) is conducting a survey to gather information on the impact that COVID-19 has had on workers, post-secondary students, and people who are unemployed in the Thunder Bay District. This initiative will ensure that the unique needs of the region’s labour force are taken into account in government planning.

The 10-minute survey asks respondents how the measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 have affected their professional and personal lives, as well as how government supports have worked to help individuals and their families. It will run for one week and be repeated in the coming months to gauge the pandemic’s impact over time. Thunder Bay District residents are strongly encouraged to make their voices heard.

The information will be used to advocate for local, provincial, and federal programming that responds to the region’s distinct needs.

Madge Richardson, Executive Director of NSWPB, says that it is important to gather this information in order to craft solutions for the Northwestern Ontario experience. “It’s easy for the voices of small communities to get drowned out in provincial or national surveys. We want to hear what the people in our region are going through, and what they need so that we can respond in the most appropriate ways.”

The survey is open to all individuals in the Thunder Bay District – Take the Survey!