List of all third-party sources for the evidence-based research used to underscore the concerns highlighted in this infographic.

  1. Canadian Community Health Survey (2016) (Link)
  2. Absenteeism Costs Topped $16 Billion in 2012 (2012). Benefits Canada. (Article)
  3. The Synthesis Project, New Insights from Research Results, Policy Brief NO. 21 (2011). National Healthy Worksite. (Link)
  4. Majority (54%) of Canadians Say Physical Distancing has Left them Feeling Lonely or Isolated (2020). Ipsos Reid. (Article)
  5. Long-Term Adherence to Health Behavior Change (2013). American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. (Link)
  6. How Consumers Find and Use Online Health-related Content in 2017 (2017). PM360. (Link)
  7. Dr Google will See You Now: Search Giant Wants to Cash in on Your Medical Queries (2019). The Telegraph. (Article)
  8. Long-Term Condition Self-Management Support in Online Communities: A Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Papers (2016). PMC. (Article)
  9. Peer Support of Complex Health Behaviors in Prevention and Disease Management with Special Reference to Diabetes: Systematic Reviews (2017). Clin Diabetes Endocrinol. (Article)
  10. The role of internet-based digital tools in reducing social isolation and addressing support needs among informal caregivers: a scoping review (2019). BMC Public Health. (Article)
  11. Health and Illness in a Connected World: How Might Sharing Experiences on the Internet Affect People’s Health (2012). The Milbank Quarterly. (Article)