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Help Us Investigate Canada’s Unhealthy and Unsafe Workplaces During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We're looking for workers who are worried about health and safety at their workplaces during the coronavirus pandemic

March 31, 2020

While some Canadians are very fortunate to be able to work from home during the coronavirus emergency, millions of Canadian workers still have to show up to work to keep things running and keep the rest of us safe.

While some employers have made adjustments to protect their workers, others are still relying on unhealthy and unsafe workplace practices.

We want to talk to workers who have health and safety concerns in their workplaces for our ongoing COVID-19 Special Investigations series.

Get in touch with us if you’re working during the coronavirus emergency and you have any specific concerns about health and safety:

  • Is your boss making unreasonable requests that could compromise your health?
  • Is your employer failing to provide you with special protective equipment or neglecting to create a clean and healthy work environment?
  • Do you find yourself working in crowded spaces? Is your workplace failing to take steps to promote physical distancing to reduce contact between workers or customers?

We also want to hear from you if you have a specific health and safety concern about your job that we didn’t mention — tell us what we should focus on.

We respect your privacy

We’re investigating health and safety in Canadian workplaces. Because we need to verify that the information you’re sharing is accurate, we have to ask you to provide your contact info and details about your workplace.

Any information you share with us will be held in confidence and used for journalistic purposes only. Your name will not be added to any marketing lists and we will not share any identifiable information about you with any third party whatsoever — including your employer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Please fill out this form. We want to hear from you.


Your name *


Where do you work?*

How many people are employed at your workplace? *


Tell us about COVID-19 health and safety concerns at your workplace? *


What steps would you like your employer take to address these concerns? *

Is your employer aware of these health and safety concerns?*


You can attach any photos or screenshots of messages relating to your health and safety concerns here:


What city do you live in? *


What Province do you live in? *


What's the best way for us to get in touch with you to follow-up? *


E-mail *


Phone Number (optional)




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COVID-19 Special Investigations

We’re Launching a Special Investigative Journalism Initiative in Response to the Coronavirus Emergency

We're protecting Canadians by holding the powerful accountable

March 30, 2020

We believe journalism is a public service.

One of the core principles guiding PressProgress ethics statement and policies on journalistic standards is our commitment to serving the public interest.

That’s why we’re launching COVID-19 Special Investigations, a new initiative in response to the coronavirus emergency.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been digging into stories about issues impacting workers and vulnerable Canadians. Everything from sick leave policies…