Webinar: Factors of physical (social) distancing adherence during the COVID-19 pandemic

To contain the spread of COVID-19, governments across the globe have put physical distancing measures in place. This webinar will look at the factors impacting the ability of Canadian adults to follow guidelines, including:

  • the socio-demographic, social, psychological and clinical factors
  • special populations that may benefit from targeted public health interventions
  • potentially modifiable factors that may improve the public’s adherence to physical distancing.


This webinar is for public health professionals and mental health and addictions stakeholders. 

View the webinar recording here and the slides here.

Check out the Research Snapshot  related to this webinar, which is based on the article, "Modifiable Factors of Social Distancing Adherence: A COVID-19 Study” which is currently being considered for publication. Click here or download the PDF

Additional resources from presenters are available here:


  • Philip Gerretsen, Clinician scientist, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, CAMH
  • Julia Kim, PhD candidate, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • Anik Proulx, Registered Nurse, Program Manager, Health Protection Division, Public Health Sudbury & Districts
  • Bernadette Walicki, Foundational Standard Specialist, Knowledge and Strategic Services, Public Health Sudbury & Districts


This webinar is presented by Evidence Exchange Network (EENet), which is part of the Provincial System Support Program at CAMH.

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