May 13, 2024

Let’s discuss how the pandemic regulations affected you! Contribute to this new project!

Poster for the research project. Find all the details in the post.

We invite you to take part in a study about how the coronavirus has affected people with disabilities. We want to understand how government regulations and policies have affected you and how you felt included or left out. 

This project is conducted with the University of Guelph’s Live Work Well Research Centre in partnership with DAWN Canada, for the New Frontiers in Research Fund to identify best practices and lessons learned from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.  


If you're: 

  • Identifying as a person with a disability, 
  • 18 years or older, and
  • Living in BC, Alberta, Ontario, or Quebec,

We want to hear your experience! 


You can choose to join a two-hour online focus group or a complete a one-hour individual interview via Zoom.  

An incentive of $50.00 in the form of an e-transfer or gift-card will be provided for your time and your willingness to share your experiences. 

Interested? Would like more information? Just email Valérie Grand’Maison at 

If you are ready to register for the project, complete the registration form here:

Project details

Objective: To understand the experiences of people with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic and identify how social policy responses of governments understood, addressed and incorporated people with disabilities, including the setting in which they lived and the impact these actions had on experiences of equity, inclusion and trust. 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Deborah Stienstra (, professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph.  

Research Ethics Board number: REB 20-09-019.   

Funded by New Frontiers in Research Fund