Information Letter and Informed Consent Notice
June 1, 2022
 
The purpose of this research project is to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Yukon women. This study is open to all women, including trans women, as well as people of other marginalized genders who feel a sense of shared identity or experience with women.
 
The research team includes Aja Mason and Ashley Hope, from the Yukon Status of Women Council (YSWC), and Fiona MacPhail, from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). The project is funded by the Government of Yukon (YG)  and Wage and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE).
 
You are being asked to participate in this study because you are a woman living in the Yukon and are 19 years of age or older. 
 
If you participate, you will be asked to complete a survey about how the pandemic has impacted your paid work, unpaid care work (e.g. caring for children or sick/elderly people), and ways you meet your basic needs. There are also questions on how the pandemic affects your mental and physical health, as well as on access to supports. It will take about 10-15 minutes.
 
The research findings are intended to inform how Yukon recovery programs can be made more inclusive of women. The findings will be included in a report that will be given to YG. The report and an infographic will also be available on the website of the YSWC (at www.yswc.ca) and through social media. The findings may be presented to partner organizations, at workshops and conferences, or other opportunities such as webinars or newsletters; the findings may also be incorporated in academic publications.
 
The survey is being conducted using an online tool called SurveyMonkey (SM). Your responses will be stored on a SM computer server in Canada. Your responses will be removed from the platform on or before October 1, 2022.
 
If you would prefer to complete the survey on paper, please contact us using the information below. Arrangements will be made to provide a paper copy with a pre-stamped envelope for its return.

The researchers will access the responses from SM or from the paper survey. An advisory group composed of representatives from Yukon community groups will help inform analyses. Only coded and aggregated data will be shared with the advisory group; they will not have access to individual responses. The researchers will keep responses on a password protected computer at YSWC and UNBC and data will be destroyed 5 years after the project is complete. The research study has been reviewed by the UNBC Research Ethics Board.
 
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