Third Wave COVID-19 Symptoms and Social Distancing Web Survey

Join in the fight against the third wave of COVID-19 by participating in the following survey that is being conducted to learn about COVID-19 symptoms, social distancing behavior, and vaccination in Canada.

Click here to begin the survey

About this Survey

This survey is being conducted by:

  • Dr. Roland Pongou (Principal Investigator)
    Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa;
  • Dr. Sanni Yaya (Co-Principal Investigator)
    Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa;
  • Dr. Stéphanie Maltais
    Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa;
  • Dr. Marie Christelle Mabeu
    Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford King Center on Global Development, Stanford University;
  • Arunika Agarwal
    Research Associate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University;
  • Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    PhD Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney.

If you have any questions about this research, you can contact the research team at:

This research has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board of the University of Ottawa (uOttawa REB). It is supported by grants awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. If you wish to speak with someone from the uOttawa REB, please contact by phone at 613-562-5387 or by email at


This is the third survey being conducted to learn about the prevalence of COVID-19 symptoms and social distancing behavior in Canada. We are interested in learning about how education, income, employment, and flu-like symptoms are linked to social distancing and how these links have changed over time as provincial governments across Canada are implementing lockdown exit policies. The survey also includes questions about your mood, emotional state, and vaccination. This survey was designed for the third wave of COVID-19 and it aims to build from the information collected in the first and second surveys. It also looks to determine how respondents’ situations have changed since the circulation of the first COVID-19 survey

The results from this survey will only be used for academic research to help public health specialists and policymakers recommend effective measures over the coming days and months.

Eligibility to Participate

You may participate in this survey if:

  1. You are at least 18 years of age.
  2. You currently live in Canada.


If you consent to participate, you will be asked a few questions about your demographic background. You will then be asked about your health and the health status of your household members. You will also be asked about coronavirus symptoms, testing, social distancing behavior in your household and workplace, your mood and emotional state, work status, and vaccination.

Survey Length

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

Begin the survey

We welcome those from diverse ethnic backgrounds to participate; it is essential that we accurately capture the diversity of experiences with COVID-19 in Canada.

Please invite each eligible person in your household to join in the fight against COVID-19 by completing the survey.

Thank you very much for your interest in participating in our research project.

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