CAPE members urged to take part in a survey for workers aged 45 years and older

November 05, 2014

A University of Ottawa communication and psychology research group is conducting a survey to better understand the needs and concerns of Canadian workers aged 45 years and older. As these workers constitute the largest component of the Canadian workforce, it is important to understand their relations with younger generations of workers as well as their general sense of well-being.

CAPE met with the researchers conducting the study, and we offered to relay their invitation to our members. As noted below, the study will be conducted in a professional manner, and any information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence. Moreover, CAPE will have access to the results of the study.  These results could prove useful to the Association in its policy making or as documentation in support of certain demands.

CAPE President Claude Poirier considers this study an excellent opportunity for our members to support scientific research. “Nowadays it seems we are constantly under the weight of a veil of secrecy in the workplace whenever it comes time to share our research results. Consequently, this study is a breath of fresh air for us and will certainly provide useful information. I therefore urge you to participate at your earliest convenience.”

Here is the message CAPE received from the University of Ottawa researchers:

If you are aged 45 years or older, your opinion is essential to this study. Participation consists in filling out a brief electronic survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes of your time.

Answers to the survey are anonymous and confidential, as no worker will be identified and only researchers will have access to completed questionnaires. Moreover, the study is being conducted in a completely independent manner. Finally, once data collection is completed, we w be happy to provide a summary of results.

You may access the survey by clicking on the following link:

We sincerely thank you for your participation. If you have any questions in regards to this study, please contact:

Martine Lagacé, Ph.D, Principal investigator Vice-Dean Governance and Secretary, Faculty of Arts Associate Professor, Department of Communication University of Ottawa (613) 562-5974