Covid-19 related resources
Canadian Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey
In April 2020 the SPOR PIHCI Network, in partnership with the Larry A. Green Center, launched the Canadian Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey.
- An invitation to primary care clinicians across the country to participate in the eleventh survey cycle will open in late August.
- Results of the ninth survey cycle, June 26-29.
- Results of the eighth survey cycle, June 12-15.
- Results of the seventh survey cycle, June 5-8.
- Results of the sixth survey cycle, May 29 – June 1.
- Results of the fifth survey cycle, May 22-26.
- Results of the fourth survey cycle, May 15-18.
- Results of the third survey cycle, April 24-27.
- Results of the second survey cycle, April 17-20.
- Results of the first survey cycle, April 10-13.
This same survey was also launched in Australia and New Zealand and you may read more about the results here:
Race Standards for COVID-19 Research
COVID-19 has highlighted racial health inequalities and inequities in access. This standard is recommended for collection of data for racialized communities. This is based on the work of Andrew Pinto’s team for the SPARK study (Screening for Poverty And Related social determinants and intervening to improve Knowledge of and links to resources) and was adapted from the Ontario Anti-Racism Directorate’s race data standards (2018).
‘Safe on The Land’: Hotıì ts’eeda and FOXY promote on-the-land social distancing
As part of its social distancing campaign called Our Home is Our Camp (#homeiscamp), Hotıì ts’eeda (Northwest Territories SPOR SUPPORT Unit) and FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) are continuing to promote social distancing that is both culturally relevant and safe in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“Going out on the land is a good way to practice social distancing if you can,” said Hotıì ts’eeda Chairperson John B. Zoe. “We want to remind everyone of what our Elders and Knowledge Holders have always taught us: plan well, stay safe and ask for guidance if you need it.”
“Everyone needs to practice social distancing right now. It is the most important thing we can all do to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect our families and communities,” said Executive Director Candice Lys. “We care about each other’s safety and we want everyone who goes out on the land to do it safely.”
The two organizations are expanding their campaign in coordination with Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Health and Social Services. They are releasing a new poster by Dene artist Melaw Nakehk’o of Yellowknife, that provides reminders about how to be ‘Safe On The Land’.
Please note, going out on the land is for social distancing only. It is not a way to self-isolate. Anyone required to self-isolate must do this at home. Also, it is recommended that anyone feeling sick should stay at home. Continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 while on the land and consider heading back to town if someone develops symptoms. Because not everyone can or should go out on the land at this time, Hotıì ts’eeda and FOXY note that it is important to make sure there is a plan and support for those who stay behind.
You can follow the Our Home is Our Camp campaign on the Hotıì ts’eeda Facebook page or following the hashtag #homeiscamp. Resources are being developed in all NWT official languages and can be accessed via www.nwtspor.ca and through social media.