While the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada has been tough on everyone, new research has found that Canadian women are struggling in particular.
The survey of over 1,000 adults found women to be more likely than men to feel “anxious, stressed, and depressed during the pandemic's second wave as compared to the first.”
It’s even more significant among working moms, who reported higher levels of stress (52%), anxiety (47%) and depression (43%), compared to working women without children (36%; 38%; 29%).
The survey also found that women are worried about their children’s safety and schoolwork, in addition to feeling guilty about not spending enough time with their family. During the pandemic, they were also found to be more likely to turn down jobs or promotions for family reasons.