COVID-19 and Kids (and a survey)

Over the past few weeks, we have been getting more information about how COVID-19 is affecting children in particular. The slides from Dr. Behn Smith’s presentation during the MCFD Town Hall for residential service providers can be viewed here. They contain helpful insights and information. You can also view a recording of the presentation here.

We know that this kind of information is integral to the planning and management of your organization’s programs and services. We will continue to seek out and share answers to your questions as best we can over the weeks to come. And be sure to keep letting us know about the concerns and struggles you are facing—the entire Federation team is here to help!


The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) wants to know about your experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past few weeks, public health and government leaders have made significant decisions affecting every aspect of our lives. Now they want to hear from you as they plan to ease restrictions while keeping citizens safe—especially those most vulnerable.

The BCCDC has launched a population health survey about citizen experience, knowledge, and actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the first of several activities that will strengthen BC’s pandemic response and our government’s understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 on social, economic, mental, and community wellness. Click here to participate. The survey will be open until May 31.