Finding the Fractures:
The Pandemic, Women’s Health Disparities, and the Path to Equity
In May 2021, the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation launched a province-wide survey to listen to how the pandemic has impacted women in Alberta. The survey set out to measure the pandemic’s impact in the following areas: work-life, physical health, mental health, stress, and family dynamics.
Knowing anecdotally that the pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on women, we launched a survey in the spring, asking over 1,650 Albertans to tell us more about their specific experiences and challenges.
Summarizing these results in our Finding the Fractures report, we bring together data and evidence of the current disparities in women’s health, uncover stories of women’s worsening mental and physical health, and detail their many challenges juggling medical appointments, childcare, and work commitments.
But of course, it does not stop here. This is the point where our movement gains momentum.