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Researchers of the Observatory work collaboratively on studies to understand the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth’s education, health and long-term economic well-being.

Our Mission

The Observatory for Children’s Education and Health, financed by the Fond de recherche du Québec – Société et culture is a center coordinating research on the short- and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s education, and on the identification of mitigating strategies for the post-pandemic recovery.  

To observe

long-term development of children and adolescents, and to enhance our understanding of the risk and protective factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To implement

innovative social interventions and/or technologies to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To empower

researchers to conduct world-class research in a multidisciplinary framework.

To carry

on existing longitudinal studies and upgrade them with data to facilitate comparisons before, during, and after the pandemic.

Created in synergy

with the Quebec Statistics Institute (Institut de la statistique du Québec, ISQ), whose mandate is to facilitate access to large administrative databases in Quebec.

Created in consultation

with the Quebec Statistics Institute and the Quebec Ministries of Health, Education, Family, and Employment and Social Solidarity.

Observatory

The observatory aims to facilitate the use of intersectoral data on children and youth development.

The data we collect

The Observatory investigates the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on children’s education, psychosocial issues, health and economics through epidemiological studies linking data from administrative and research databases.

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