Last year, the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health funded the largest-ever population health survey in Canada.

The responses collected from nearly 400,000 British Columbians provided our public health leaders with vital knowledge that helped shaped BC’s COVID-19 response.

Thanks to our donors, we’re excited to announce that we’ve funded a second round of the BC COVID-19 SPEAK Survey!


The purpose of this second-round survey is to invite British Columbians to share about their experience one year into the pandemic. This data will help our experts determine how to best respond to the key, ongoing challenges facing British Columbians today, and how to best plan for adaptation and recovery in BC. 

More specifically, the survey addresses four key areas:

  1. Life during the pandemic: How British Columbians’ behaviours and experiences have changed over the course of the pandemic.
  2. Vaccines: What barriers exist to accessing vaccines.
  3. Innovation and adaptation: How things have changed and how these changes have impacted British Columbians.
  4. Recovery: What supports are needed to help British Columbians through recovery from the pandemic.

The survey is available in 10 languages and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.

We encourage all British Columbians over 18 to take the survey and then assist elders and seniors in your community with it as well.

Since the more participants, the better the data, we hope you’ll share the survey widely with your networks. Plus, as researchers have informed us that they’re in need of responses from younger adults and those living in rural communities, please invite people you know in those populations to take the survey.

The survey will close on May 9th.

We are looking forward to sharing the results from this survey with you and thank you in advance for completing it and helping us spread the word about it.

“We encourage everyone to once again participate. As the new survey will likely show us, we have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. And, equally important, we can all influence how quickly we get to the brighter days that are ahead. Let’s all do our part today.”

Dr Bonnie Henry

Take the survey now here.

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