Mental Health and COVID-19 in Saskatchewan

About the project

How the survey was conducted

This is the second of a series of national surveys of Canadians on mental health during COVID-19 sponsored by Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC). Pollara Strategic Insights, a polling firm, conducted the online survey among a sample of 4,010 adult Canadians. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) partnered with MHRC to sponsor an enhanced sample from Saskatchewan, 576 18-years and older, for stand-alone provincial analysis. The survey in Saskatchewan was conducted over 10 days, August 21 – 31st. The results have been weighted by the most current census data in terms of gender, age and region to ensure the total sample is representative of the population (as of 2016) as a whole. The margin of error of our estimates are ±4.1%. This means, if this was a random sample, the percentage estimates reported will fall within 4.1% of the true value (4.1% higher or lower), 19 out of 20 times.  


Team of Researchers

Research Team

SPHERU’s analysis of the Saskatchewan mental health and COVID-19 data was led by Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine (Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan) and SPHERU researchers, including Dr. Daniel Adeyinka (Postdoctoral Fellow), Dr. Bonnie Jeffery (Social Work, University of Regina), Dr. Tom McIntosh (Politics and International Studies, University of Regina), Dr Nuelle Novik (Social Work, University of Regina), Vaidehi Pisolkar (PhD student), Natalie Kallio (Research Officer), and graduate students. This work was done in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF). 


If you have questions about the survey or our research project, please contact:

Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine
Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU)
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan
t: 306-966-7940  e: