Poster 7: Comparing COVID’s Impacts on Youth and Children in Rural and Urban Areas of SK

Nov 30, 2022


During the first year of the pandemic COVID-19 resulted in restrictions on children and youth across Saskatchewan. Drawing on See Us, Hear Us 1.0 data, the authors juxtapose the experiences of children and youth in rural and urban settings. For youth in rural areas, for example, accessing formal supports can be difficult but social cohesion in smaller communities can have positive effects on mental health and reduce risky behaviors.