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1 Survey of Lawyers on Wellness Issues Legal Profession Assistance Conference November 2012 © 2013 Ipsos. All rights reserved. Contains Ipsos' Confidential and Proprietary information and may not be disclosed or reproduced without the prior written consent of Ipsos.

2 Background, Approach and Objectives of the Research3 Highlights of Findings5 Detailed Findings11 Demographic Information50 Recommendations54 Summary of Approach56 Overview 2

3 Background, Approach and Objectives of the Research  The Legal Profession Assistance Conference (LPAC) of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) provides support to the provincial and territorial Lawyer Assistance Programs across the country.  The Lawyer Assistance Programs provide professional support and assistance to those in the legal profession, such as confidential counseling, advisory and information services, and peer support groups.  LPAC offers national services, such as a 24/7 helpline for lawyers, judges and law students.  In support of program efforts, LPAC commissioned Ipsos Reid to conduct a survey of CBA members. Ipsos Reid invited 14,863 CBA members to complete a survey online.  A total of 1180 surveys were completed. A random probability sample of this size has a margin of error of 2.81, or accuracy of 19 times out of 20.  Data was weighted to reflect provincial membership to ensure an accurate representation of the membership base. 3

4 Background and Objectives of the Research The purpose of the survey was to conduct research with lawyers, judges, and law students to:  Gauge the general state of health and wellness (self-identified) of those in the legal profession;  Determine the perceived and actual prevalence of health and wellness issues among those in the legal profession;  Determine attitudes and behaviours with respect to dealing with such issues (i.e. seeking help);  Gauge awareness, use, and likelihood of use of the LPAC and Lawyer Assistance Program services among lawyers, judges and law students; and,  Measures attitudes towards key health and wellness programs and services. 4

5 5 Highlight of Findings

6 Overview – Health and Wellness of Lawyers Legal professionals in Alberta are on par with the rest of Canada regarding level of concern about working hours, reported physical and mental or emotional well-being, and work-life balance.  7 out of 10 of all respondents report excellent or good mental or physical health (70%).  From a list of personal issues, Stress/burnout (94%) and Anxiety (68%) were seen as most prevalent in the legal profession, and were most often personally confronted by respondents (58% and 48%, respectively).  Those who report concern over the hours they work, or who report poor physical and/or mental well-being tended to have:  confronted more personal issues;  engaged in unhealthy work-life habits (such as working over the weekends); and  maintained fewer healthy habits (such as exercising regularly). 6

7 Overview – Awareness Awareness of the Alberta lawyer assistance program (Assist) is the highest nationwide: Albertan respondents are most likely (compared to legal professionals across Canada) to express awareness of a program to help lawyers, judges, law students and their families cope with personal issues. (83% vs. 70% national average) Albertans aware of such help are also able to name the program (Assist or the Alberta Lawyer Assistance Program or ALAP) when asked what program they were aware of. (80% vs. 54% nationwide who correctly named their provincial program) 7 Q15. Before being invited to answer this survey, had you ever heard of a program specifically designed to help lawyers, judges, law students and their families cope with persona, emotional, health and lifestyle issues? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203. Q.16. What is the name of the program you have heard about? Base: Those who have heard of a program to help lawyers and their failies cope with issues. AB n=169.

8 Overview – Exposure Exposure of the Alberta lawyer assistance program is higher than the rest of Canada. Albertans are more likely to have used Assist, personally; referred a colleague to Assist; or have known others to have used Assist’s services. (30% vs. 23% national average or 1 in 3 vs. 1 in 4). More respondents from Alberta said they have used Assist than the national average. (12% vs. 10% national average or 1 in 10 vs. 1 in 12). Respondents who had personally used Assist, or referred someone to the program, were more likely to indicate they would use the service in future. 8 Q23.Do you know of anyone who has used the services of the Lawyer Assistance Program in your province or territory?

9 Overview – Effectiveness of Program Legal professionals in Alberta are more likely to have found the Alberta lawyer assistance program helpful. Alberta respondents who knew of someone using the Alberta lawyer assistance program thought it was effective in assisting that person.  Albertans were almost unanimous that the Legal Profession Assistance Conference (LPAC) and lawyer assistance programs provide important services to the legal profession. (98% vs. 95% national average)  Respondents from Alberta were more likely to agree with the statement, “The provincial lawyer assistance program addresses the health and wellness needs of the legal profession.” (93% vs. 83% national average)  Legal professionals in Alberta who have used Assist, are more likely to indicate that the program was helpful. “Very Helpful” (50% vs. 33% national average) and “Helpful or Very Helpful” (83% vs. 64%). 9

10 Overview – Seeking Help Albertans are more likely to seek help for personal issues, and have the highest exposure to Assist. The legal profession is divided on whether they will use a lawyer assistance program when confronted with a health or wellness issue. Stigma relating to suffering from or seeking treatment for personal issues exists in the legal profession. Reasons for not seeking help depended upon the nature of the problem and the situation. Most common reasons for not seeking help included:  Help is not needed/necessary  Prefer to deal with it personally/by myself  No time/too busy  Do not know where to turn to for help  Part of the job  Problems pass/do not last While not a common reason, one of the reasons indicated for not seeking help included “negative perception / views of people with problems”. 10

11 11 Detailed Findings

12 12 General Health and Wellness

13 Work-life balance risk indicators 13 Q1. How many hours would you say that you work during a typical week? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n-208 Legal professionals in Alberta work similar hours to the national average. They report higher rates of working more than 40 hours, but less than 50 and lower rates of more than 50 hours, but less than 60.

14 Work-life balance risk indicators (continued) 14 Q4. How often do you do the following? Base: All respondents (Excludes retired and on leave/not working) n=1113; AB n=196 Alberta legal professionals spend time comparable to the national average staying connected during vacations, working over weekends, and cancelling vacations because of work. They indicate less time working evenings past 5 pm.

15 Work-life balance risk indicators (continued) 15 Q3. To what extent does this concern you? Base: All respondents n-=1180, AB n=203 Q6. How would you rate your mental or emotional well-being? About half of all respondents selected ‘always’ or ‘often’ for two or more balance risk indicators. Generally, those concerned about the hours they work tended to meet more balance risk indicators. Balance risk indicators met* Two or moreAt least oneNone n=587n=911n=202 Concerned about work hours 50%42%23% Not concerned about work hours 50%58%77% *’Always’ or ‘Often’ selected for balance indicators on previous slide Balance risk indicators met* Two or moreAt least oneNone National (n=1113) 54%82%18% Alberta (n=196) 49%82%19%

16 Self-assessment of physical and mental/emotional well-being 16 Q5. How would you rate your physical health? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203 Q6. How would you rate your mental or emotional well-being? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203 Self-assessments of physical well-being follows a similar distribution as that of mental and emotional well-being. Legal professionals in Alberta are slightly less likely to report being in ‘good’ physical health. % Always/Often (Top2box) 70% 65% 69% Physical Health Mental or Emotional Well-Being

17 % Always/Often (Top2box) 69% 72% 67% 56% 48% 43% 40% Wellness indicators 17 Q7. How often would you say you do each of the following? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203 A majority of respondents get enough sleep, eat a healthy and balanced diet, and take all their vacation each year; relatively fewer exercise regularly. Albertans are significantly more likely than Manitobans to always/often get 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night, and less likely than all other respondents to always/often use all their vacation each year. Get 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night Eat a healthy, balanced diet Use all the vacation you are entitled to each year Exercise for a least an hour a day at least three times a week

18 Wellness indicators (continued) 18 Three quarters of those surveyed selected ‘always’ or ‘often’ for two or more wellness indicators – fairly consistent across regions. Those who met one or more wellness indicators (selected ‘always’ or ‘often’) were significantly more likely to report good physical and mental/emotional well-being. Wellness indicators Two or moreAt least oneNone (n=876)(n=1078)(n=102) Good physical well-being 80%74%31% Good mental/emotional well-being 76%72%30% Poor physical well-being 20%26%69% Poor mental/emotional well-being 24%28%70% * ‘Always’ or ‘Often’ selected for wellness indicators on previous slide Q5. How would you rate your physical health? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203 Q6. How would you rate your mental or emotional well-being? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203 Wellness indicators Two or moreAt least oneNone National (n=1180) 73%90%9% Alberta (n=203) 73%89%8%

19 Balancing priorities 19 Q8. Thinking about the balance between your professional and personal life, would you say that you have enough time or not enough time to spend on each of the following, or are they not priorities for you? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203 Respondents are split on whether they have enough time with family and friends. More respondents indicate they do not spend enough time exercising or for hobbies. A relatively higher proportion (16%) of individuals indicated that spending time on hobbies was not a priority. Quality time at home with family Being with friends and family Exercising Spending time on hobbies

20 Perceived prevalence of health and wellness issues facing lawyers 20 Q9. What do you feel are the most prevalent health and wellness issues facing lawyers today? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203 On par with other legal professionals in Canada, Albertans perceive stress/burnout, anxiety, and poor physical health to be the most prevalent health and wellness issues facing lawyers. Comparatively, they are more likely to identify compassion fatigue to be a prevalent issue, and less likely to see concerns about job stability and financial problems as particular health and wellness issues facing the profession.

21 Exposure to health and wellness issues 21 Q10. Please indicate whether you have personally confronted any of these issues, whether you personally know of lawyers in your practice who have or whether you personally know of lawyers outside of your practice who have. Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203 Over half of the respondents have personally dealt with issues such as stress/burnout (58%) and anxiety (48%). Concerns over job stability (36%) and emotional distress (31%) are also prevalent. Legal professionals in Alberta are more likely to report having personally confronted stress/burnout, (64%) and more likely to indicate they experience compassion fatigue (27%). Personally confronted issue Know of lawyers in my firm Know of lawyers outside my firm No personal experience with issue TOTALABTOTALABTOTALABTOTALAB Stress and/or 'burnout' 58%64%34% 52%53%8%5% Anxiety 48% 32%34%45%47%14% Concerns about job stability 36%30%28%26%49%52%23%27% Emotional distress 31%36%26% 41%42%29%26% Poor physical health 26%32%41%43%53%52%16%13% Depression 26%27%24%22%51%53%24%23% Poor mental health 20% 27%28%49%50%30%27% Financial problems 19%21%18%16%42% 38% Compassion fatigue 19%27%15%21%24%25%57%49% Family issues 18%20%33%39%52%59%24%19% Marital problems 16%18%35%36%57%63%20%18% Eating disorders 6%4%7%5%16%12%76%80% Alcoholism 5%4%16%17%52%62%37%29% Behavioural addictions (technology, shopping, sex 5%7%9%7%17%15%75% Drug abuse and dependency 1% 6% 36%39%60%56% Gambling addiction 0% 2%3%12%11%86%

22 22 Dealing with Health and Wellness Issues

23 Seeking help for personal issues 23 Q11. Did you seek help for any of the issues you have personally confronted? Base: Respondents varies Legal professionals in Alberta were most likely to seek help for issues, including poor mental health (75%), marital problems (75%), eating disorders (76%), and alcoholism (57%). Note: Gambling addiction was omitted due to small base size of n=0; Drug abuse and dependency was omitted due to small base size n=5. * Indicates where the base size for AB is less than n=30 – significance testing cannot be performed % Yes

24 Resources used in dealing with issues 24 Q12. Where have you sought help for...? Base: Respondents varies When dealing with mental/emotional issues or family matters, legal professionals in Alberta tended to turn to general health or mental health professionals most often, although they turned to friends and family when dealing with family issues. Note: Alcoholism was omitted due to small base size of n=4; Eating disorders was omitted due to small base size of n=6; Behavioural addictions (Technology, shopping, sex) and Drug abuse and dependency were omitted due to n=0.

25 Resources used in dealing with issues 25 Q12. Where have you sought help for...? Base: Respondents varies When dealing with mental/emotional issues or family matters, legal professionals in Alberta tended to turn to general health or mental health professionals most often, although they turned to friends and family when dealing with family issues. Note: Alcoholism was omitted due to small base size of n=4; Eating disorders was omitted due to small base size of n=6; Behavioural addictions (Technology, shopping, sex) and Drug abuse and dependency were omitted due to n=0.

26 Effectiveness of resources in dealing with health and wellness issues 26 Q14. How effective do you think each of the following resources are to individuals struggling with health and wellness issues? Base: All respondents, excluding Don't know/Not specified n=varies While the majority (over 70%) find each resource to be effective in dealing with health and wellness issues, respondents put more stock in mental health professionals (92%) and other health professionals (88%). Legal professionals in Alberta, compared to those in the rest of Canada, tend to view family members as a bit more effective. %Very/ Somewhat Effective (Top2box) 92% 93% 88% 87% 82% 76% 79% 72% Mental Health Professional A Health Professional A Friend A Family Member A Colleague or Peer

27 27 Awareness of Health and Wellness Programs

28 Awareness of the Lawyer Assistance Program 28 Q15. Before being invited to answer this survey, had you ever heard of a program specifically designed to help lawyers, judges, law students and their families cope with personal, emotional, health and lifestyle issues? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203 Q20. Have you ever heard of the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) in your province or territory before today? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203 Q16. What is the name of the program you have heard about? Base: Those who have heard of a program to help lawyers and their families cope with issues AB n=169 Legal professionals in Alberta have the highest level, by a significant margin, of unaided awareness of the lawyer assistance program. 3 in 5 named the provincial lawyer assistance program by name, as the Assist Program, the Alberta lawyer assistance program or ALAP. Similar to unaided awareness levels, aided awareness of the lawyer assistance program among those in Alberta is higher compared to the rest of Canada. Unaided awareness Aided awareness

29 Awareness of the Lawyer Assistance Program 29 Q21. How did you hear about the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) in your province or territory before today? Base: Respondents who heard of the LAP n= 800, AB n=145 Legal professionals in Alberta who have heard of the lawyer assistance program, are more likely compared to the rest of Canada to have heard about it through presentations and publications.

30 Awareness of the Lawyer Assistance Program 30 Q21. How did you hear about the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) in your province or territory before today? Base: Respondents who heard of the LAP n= 800, AB n=145, Respondents who chose “Other” AB n=28. Of the legal professionals in Alberta who have heard of the lawyer assistance program, over one-third of them heard about the program through CPLED.

31 Level of awareness by practice type. 31 Nationally, level of awareness is highest among practitioners outside major centers, among in-house counsel and the Crown’s office. Level of awareness is lowest among articling students and law students. Q20. Have you ever heard of the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) in your province or territory before today? Base: All respondents n=1180, AB n=203 Practice setting Position in Law Firm Size of City

32 Perceived effectiveness of the Lawyer Assistance Program 32 Q22. Please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: 'The provincial and territorial Lawyer Assistance Programs (LAPs) address the health and wellness needs of the legal profession.‘ Base: Heard of the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP), excluding Don't know/Not specified n=425, AB n=85 Compared to the rest of Canada, respondents from Alberta were more likely to agree that “The Provincial and territorial Lawyer Assistance Programs address the health and wellness needs of the legal profession.” Assessment among those who provided a rating Total Agree Total Disagree 83%17% 93%7% 49% of respondents selected Don’t know *42% of AB respondents selected Don’t know

33 33 Experience with the Lawyer Assistance Program

34 Use of the Lawyers Assistance Program 34 Q23. Do you know of anyone who has used the services of the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) in your province or territory? Base: All respondents n=1180; AB n=203 Exposure to the lawyer assistance program among those in Alberta is higher than in the rest of Canada in terms of using the services, personally, referring a colleague to the service or knowing of others who have used the service.

35 Likelihood to turn to Lawyer Assistance Program in the future 35 Q34. In the future, if you were confronted with a health and wellness issue, how likely or unlikely do you think you would be to turn to the services of the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) in your province or territory? Base: All respondents, excluding Don't know/Not specified n=1019; AB n=181 Likelihood to use a lawyer assistance Program is split between those who are likely to use it, and those who are not. Those in Alberta are more likely than those in the rest of Canada to use Assist. Generally, those most likely to turn to service in the future are those who have already benefitted from using the service personally (84%) or who referred someone to the service (86%), compared to those who knew someone who used it (70%). Likely to use in future (Very or somewhat) Total Used personally84% Referred colleague86% Know someone who used it70% Total LikelyTotal Not Likely 50% 56%44%

36 AB Effective (Top2box) 91% 90% 89% 88% 84% 82% 81% 68% 67% 62% Possible effectiveness of the Lawyer Assistance Program in dealing with health and wellness issues 36 Q35. Based on what you read today about the Lawyer Assistance Program, how effective could the program be in dealing with the following health and wellness issues? Base: excluding Don't know/Not specified n=varies The Alberta lawyer assistance program received ratings of over 80% in being able to deal with emotional distress, compassion fatigue, stress and burnout, anxiety, depression, alcoholism, drug abuse and dependency, family issues, marital problems, gambling and behavioural addictions, and poor mental health. Total Effective (Top2box) 87% 85% 84% 83% 82% 81% 80% 76% 75% 72% 69% 68% 65% 63% 58%

37 37 Personal experiences

38 Reasons for personal use of the Lawyer Assistance Program 38 Q24. Which of the following types of issues led you to use the provincial or territorial Lawyer Assistance Program(LAP)? Base: Respondents who use LAP service themselves n=131; AB n=24 Compared to the rest of Canada, those in Alberta are more likely to cite emotional distress (49%) and marital problems (39%), respectively, as reasons for using the Lawyer Assistance Program.

39 Personal experience with the Lawyer Assistance Program 39 Q25. Would you describe your experience with the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) to be...? Base: Respondents who use LAP service themselves n=131; AB n=24 Legal professionals in Alberta are more likely to have found the lawyer assistance program helpful. Total Helpful Total Not Helpful 64%36% 83%17%

40 40 Peripheral Experiences

41 Reasons for referring a colleague to the Lawyer Assistance Program 41 Q27. Which of the following types of issues led you to refer your colleague to the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP)? Base: Respondents who referred colleagues to LAP services n=68; AB n=16 Stress (45%) and anxiety (35%) again were among the top reasons for referring a colleague to the Lawyer Assistance Program. Depression (42%) was the second most common reason. Legal professionals in Alberta are more active in using and make more referrals in general to the lawyer assistance program compared to others across Canada.

42 Impressions of Lawyer Assistance Program 42 Q28. To the best of your knowledge, did the person you referred to the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) actually use the service? Q30. How likely or unlikely are you to refer someone to the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) again, should you perceive a need for it? Base: Respondents who referred colleagues to LAP services n=68, AB n=16 Many who referred a colleague to the Lawyer Assistance Program did not know if the person actually used the service (53% of all respondents; 44% among those in Alberta). Despite this, almost 9 in 10 would refer someone to the service again, should they perceive a need for it. Likelihood to refer Lawyer Assistance Program Did the person who was referred use the service?

43 Perceived effectiveness of the Lawyer Assistance Program 43 Q32. To the best of your knowledge, to what extent was the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) effective in assisting the person you know who used it? Base: Respondents that know others who have used this service, excluding Don't know/Not specified n=135; AB n=24 While many did not know how effective the program was in helping their colleague deal with a person issue, (35%) the majority of those who provided a rating perceived it to be effective (89%). Respondents from Alberta were unanimous in perceiving the program to have been effective in assisting the colleague they knew who used the program. 35% of respondents selected Don’t know *38% of AB respondents selected Don’t know Total Effective Total Not Effective 89%11% 100%-

44 44 Importance of Health & Wellness Programs/Services for the Legal Profession

45 Reasons for positive or negative experiences with the Lawyer Assistance Program 45 Q26. Why would you describe your experience as...? Base: Experienced with the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) AB n=24 Albertans were more likely to cite the support and resources provided by Assist as the source of their positive experience with the program.

46 Importance of LPAC/Lawyer Assistance Program service features 46 Q37. Thinking about health and wellness issues facing the legal profession, how important is it for the Legal Profession Assistance Conference (LPAC) and the Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) to provide the following services? Base: All respondents n=1180; AB n=203 The most valued services are online resources (48% ‘very important’), and a 24/7 helpline (48%). Respondents from Alberta are on par with the rest of Canada on the importance of all service features except, slightly less likely to find peer counselling to be ‘very important’, and more likely to strongly value the 24/7 Helpline.

47 47 Transitioning to Retirement

48 Reasons for planning to delay retirement 48 Q39. Do you plan on working after 65 years old? Base: All respondents (except those who are retired) n=1168; AB n=203 Q40. What are the reasons for which you plan to continue working past 65 years of age? Base: Respondents who have plan to work after 65 years old n=411, AB n=67 On the question of whether or not to retire at age 65, respondents were divided almost equally among those who were unsure, those who will retire at age 65, and those who will not. Few differences are found between national results and those from Alberta regarding plans for retirement.

49 Beneficial types of support in planning for retirement 49 Q41. As you approach retirement, what type of support would be most beneficial? Base: Respondents who have plan to work after 65 years old n=411, AB n=67 Most need help planning financially for their retirement (55%), or would like supplemental health benefits in their retirement (54%). The types of retirement support most valued among respondents from Alberta are consistent with those at a national level, though more find supplemental health benefits to be more beneficial. Albertans are somewhat more likely to value supplemental health benefits as a beneficial support in retirement.

50 50 Demographic Information

51 Demographics (Alberta) 51 Province Alberta100% Age Under 25 1% 25 to 34 28% 35 to 44 23% 45 to 54 20% 55 to 64 23% 65 or older 5% Position at Law Firm Practice at law firm113 Managing partner / CEO / Chair 10% Partner 31% Associate 46% Articling student 6% Other (Please specify) 7% Current Employment All respondents203 Practicing law full-time 82% Practising law part-time 4% A student at a law school 4% An articling student 3% Retired and not practicing law - Retired but practicing law occasionally 1% A non-practicing lawyer 2% Other (Please specify) 4% Gender Male38% Female62%

52 Demographics (National) 52 Province British Columbia17% Alberta14% Saskatchewan3% Manitoba4% Ontario45% Quebec8% New Brunswick4% Nova Scotia3% Prince Edward Island0% Newfoundland and Labrador 1% Nunavut / Northwest Territories / Yukon 0% Age Under 251% 25 to 3431% 35 to 4422% 45 to 5420% 55 to 6419% 65 or older7% Position at Law Firm Practice at law firm660 Managing partner / CEO / Chair 7% Partner35% Associate49% Articling student5% Other (Please specify)4% Current Employment All respondents1180 Practicing law full-time78% Practising law part-time4% A student at a law school5% An articling student3% Retired and not practicing law 1% Retired but practicing law occasionally 0% A non-practicing lawyer3% Other (Please specify)6% Gender Male49% Female51%

53 Demographics (National) 53 Area Practice1128 Village, town or small city of less than 50,000 population 8% Regional centre with population of 50,000 to 500,000 21% Major metropolitan centre with population of 500, % Student at a law school52 Village, town or small city of less than 50,000 population 8% Regional centre with population of 50,000 to 500,000 27% Major metropolitan centre with population of 500, % Practice Settings All those currently working (lawyers, judges, and students) 1081 Solo practice11% Law firm ( lawyers)41% Law firm ( lawyers)5% Law firm (100 or more lawyers)16% Government or a public agency10% In-house counsel for a private / public corporation 10% Crown's office2% Judiciary1% Non-governmental organization (NGO)1% Academic0% Other3%

54 54 Suggested Health & Wellness Products or Services

55 What other products or services LPAC or Lawyer Assistance Program should introduce. 55 Q38. Are there any other products and/or services that the Legal Profession Assistance Conference (LPAC) and the Lawyer Assistance Program should consider introducing? Base: All respondents n=1180 The majority of respondents (72%) did not know what to suggest in terms of other health and wellness services for the legal profession. However, many suggestions focused on (free) access to professional assistance (particularly health professionals), and encouraging a shift in the culture of the profession. Most recommendations were general initiatives under the following four categories: 1. Encouraging a positive culture and removing stigma associated with mental and physical issues or personal problems. 2. Providing general health and wellness services, including education that should be included in continuing professional development. 3. Providing or facilitating access to professional help, including medical, financial and executive, personal, and business coaching. 4. Increasing awareness of programs currently available.

56 Summary of Approach  Ipsos Reid invited 14,863 CBA members to complete a survey online.  A total of 1180 surveys were completed. A random probability sample of this size has a margin of error of 2.81, 19 times out of 20.  Data was weighted to reflect provincial membership to ensure an accurate representation of the membership base: 56 Province / Territory Unweighted base % of responses CBA membership* % of membership* Weighted base Alberta20317%569914%165 British Columbia29825%698817%201 Manitoba555%14354%47 New Brunswick484%16214%47 Newfoundland and Labrador121%3691%12 Nova Scotia353%11413%35 Ontario39634% %531 Prince Edward Island131%145<1%6 Quebec716%32878%94 Saskatchewan333%12113%35 Nunavut / NWT / Yukon161%183<1%6 Total: % %1180 * Note: the foreign / U.S. membership base, having not been included in the survey, was excluded in the total for weighting purposes


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