Monica Boyd is a co-applicant in the project “COVID-19’s differential impact on the mental and emotional health of Indigenous Peoples and Newcomers: A socioeconomic analysis of Canada, US and Mexico” funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Principle Investigators: Kiera L. Ladner, University of Manitoba, Jack Jedwab, the Association for Canadian Studies, and Lori Wilkinson, University of Manitoba.
This 2-year project began in summer 2020. Two core questions are: 1) how have COVID-19 related government imposed regulations (workplace closures, stay at home restrictions, social distancing, unemployment stipends) differentially influenced the mental health and well-being of Indigenous peoples, racialized persons and immigrants? 2) to what extent have socioeconomic inequalities faced by Indigenous peoples, racialized persons and immigrants influenced their experience of COVID-19 and its related social and economic restrictions? Additionally the research will compare findings for these vulnerable groups across Canada, the USA and Mexico. Data are from weekly national surveys and locally targeted narrative interviews in all three countries. As of April 2021, data collection – particularly small N studies – is nearing completion.