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  • Unifor Media Council

Taking Care: A survey on mental health, well-being and trauma in Canadian journalism

We are Matthew Pearson from the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University and Dave Seglins from CBC News.

We are working in collaboration with the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma and the Canadian Association of Journalists to get a better understanding of a wide range of issues pertinent to media workers, such as frequency of exposure to various traumatic events, substance use, access to support, as well as the experiences of racism and discrimination faced by Black, Indigenous and racialized journalists.

We would be grateful if you could help us answer these questions. All it involves, from your point of view, is completing an anonymous online survey, which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Most of the questions require only single-click responses.

The results of the survey will help newsrooms, journalism schools, unions, and other journalism organizations better understand and meet the needs of media workers, and highlight current gaps in training and support.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

The ethics protocol for this project was reviewed by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board (#115958), which provided clearance to carry out the research. Should you have any ethical concerns regarding the study, please contact the REB Chair, Carleton University Research Ethics Board-A, by email at For all other questions about the

study, please contact the researchers.

Please click the following to give your consent and enter the survey portal:

In Solidarity,

En solidarité,

Randy Kitt

Director, Unifor Media/

Directeur du secteur des médias, Unifor

M : 416-806-2331| @uniformedia 115 Gordon Baker Road, Toronto, ON, M2H 0A8


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