Burnout among frontline staff working with children and youth has increased during COVID-19. This policy brief surfaces emerging areas of concern for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and Child and Youth Workers during the pandemic. YWCA Canada, together with BGC Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Canadian Childcare Federation explore these challenges through an intersectional approach, including gender, race, and socioeconomic considerations in this brief. The brief put forward areas requiring further research and exploration on how to better support the mental health of front-line workers – particularly those experiencing marginalization. In addition, it includes recommendations for how each level of government can best support the mental health of these populations to reduce burnout, foster good mental health, and avoid further mental health issues. This is particularly relevant now as the federal provincial, and territorial governments look to implement the national child care program.
Read the full brief here : The-Burnout-Crisis-EN-FINAL