Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (PDAD&C #23)

From: Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students
Date: January 27, 2022
Re: Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (PDAD&C #23)

In the coming weeks, the University of Toronto, along with universities and colleges across Canada, will participate in the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS). I am writing to request your cooperation in ensuring we secure the highest response rates possible for this important institutional survey of our students. 

CCWS will begin February 7, 2022 and will invite approximately 32,000 direct entry undergraduate students.

  • Arts & Science
  • Architecture, Landscape & Design
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Applied Science and Engineering
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • University of Toronto Scarborough

In early April the survey will launch to approximately 8,000 graduate and second entry undergraduate students. The survey will remain open for 4 weeks in both instances.

To ensure we do not violate protocols for CCWS and/or bias the response rates, messaging and promotion for this survey will be coordinated institutionally through David Newman, Executive Director, Student Experience in cooperation with staff across the University. Information on the survey, along with a poster and digital slide is available for everyone to use and can be found at We encourage using these resources in both physical and virtual environments as much as possible and hope you can boost and amplify social media about the survey. CCWS is our best instrument to broadly understand mental health and wellbeing at UofT and we are asking that you encourage your faculty and staff to promote this survey widely.

Survey fatigue can significantly and negatively affect response rates. For this reason, we ask that you refrain from conducting surveys of first entry undergraduates in February and graduate and second entry undergraduates in April. If there is a need to survey this group of undergraduates or if you have any questions about CCWS, please contact Jeff Burrow, Manager, Assessment & Analysis, Student Life at  

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.