Workforce WindsorEssex Launches COVID-19 Worker Impact Survey to Support Community

Results of survey to be used to better inform efforts and advocacy locally

For Immediate Release
March 27, 2020

Windsor, ON – Today, Workforce WindsorEssex has launched the COVID-19 Worker Impact Survey to help inform the development of employment-related initiatives to respond to this crisis.

The COVID-19 crisis has already made significant impacts in Windsor-Essex and around the world on business, livelihoods, and jobs. Using the survey, Workforce WindsorEssex is aiming to generate a picture of how the crisis has impacted jobs and families in our region in order to inform local-level responses.

The survey, which will be active for 2 weeks, asks about the extent to which a worker’s employment status might have changed since March 2, 2020. The survey also asks workers about their occupation and the sector they work in, which will provide insight into which groups of workers have been most affected and in what ways.

The results of this survey will be published after the survey closes so that government, business, and the community have a better understanding of how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the workforce.

The Workforce WindsorEssex COVID-19 Worker Impact Survey can be accessed at



“From navigating how to work from home, how to survive lay-offs and sudden unemployment, and simply not being able to participate in the many daily activities that were part of our lives a short time ago, this has been a difficult transition for many. Workforce WindsorEssex is using our strengths in data to better inform efforts and advocacy to support the community through these challenging time.”

  • Michelle Suchiu, Executive Director, Workforce WindsorEssex





Justin Falconer
Senior Director
Workforce WindsorEssex
(519) 980-5826


About Workforce WindsorEssex

Workforce WindsorEssex is a workforce and community development board that creates labour market tools, research, guides, and events that benefit jobseekers, employers, students, educators, and the community. Founded 10 years ago by the City of Windsor, County of Essex, WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, and the Province of Ontario, our mandate is to plan, facilitate, and advocate for regional workforce development, defined as the development, retention, and recruitment of a wide range of skilled workers to meet the current and future economic and social development needs of Windsor-Essex.
Workforce WindsorEssex currently receives funding under four projects: Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership, Local Employment Planning Council, WEskills, and WE Value. Learn more at

About the Local Employment Planning Council project

The Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. The LEPC pilot aims to increase the access to accurate, up to date, local labour market information and help pioneer new and innovative approaches to local employment planning.


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