*Please note we are currently looking for those aged 40+*
We are hosting a series of online, chat-based focus groups to investigate the food purchasing, handling, and hand hygiene behaviours of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To participate you need to be at least 18 years old, currently live in Canada, and prepare meals at home at least once a week. In addition, you should be able to respond to the chat in English and have a working internet connection. We will be conducting 6 focus groups of up to 7 participants each. Note that you may provide a pseudonym instead of your real name when registering and participating in the focus groups.
Focus groups are scheduled for the following dates and times:
– June 3, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
– June 4, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
– June 5, 5:30 – 7:30 PM (Eastern Time)
– June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
If interested in participating in one of these focus groups, please fill out the following form and we will get in touch with you to confirm a date and time:
The focus groups will be chat-based (no video or audio), lasting 1-2 hours. Participants will receive a $25 gift card to your choice of Tim Hortons, Amazon.ca, or Chapters-Indigo. The study has been reviewed and approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics Board (REB# 2020-152). If you are interested in more information or have any questions, please contact us directly (see below).
Thank you for your time,
Drs. Ian Young, Richard Meldrum, and Fatih Sekercioglu
School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org