COVID-19 Cohort Study of People Experiencing Homelessness in Toronto

Overview

Acronym
COVENANT
Website
COVENANT
Investigators
  • Dr. Stephen Hwang

    MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions

Contacts
  • Ruby Sniderman

    St. Michael's Hospital

General Design

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
2021
End Year
2022
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)
Participants are followed-up every 3 months over a 12-month period, for a total of 5 study encounters (1 baseline encounter and 4 follow-up encounters).
Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants
700
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
700

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

COVENANT population

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
16
Countries
  • Canada
Territory
Toronto, Ontario
Other Criteria
Inclusion: Identified as being homeless at the time of recruitment (unsheltered, emergency sheltered or provisionally accomodated), willing to participate in interviews and provide a finger-prick blood sample at baseline and each follow-up encounter, willing to be contacted by the research team for follow-up encounters

Sources of Recruitment

Specific Population
  • Other specific population : Homeless
Supplementary Information
Recruitment will occur over 3 months at over 110 physical distancing hotels and shelter programs for youth (age 16-24 years), adults, and families and at large encampment in the city of Toronto.

Sample Size

Number of Participants
700
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
700

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 COVENANT - Baseline 2021 (January) 2021 (March)
1 COVENANT - Follow-up 1 2021 (April) 2021 (June)
2 COVENANT - Follow-up 2 2021 (July) 2021 (September)
3 COVENANT - Follow-up 3 2021 (October) 2021 (December)
4 COVENANT - Follow-up 4 2022 (January) 2022 (March)

Individual Studies Included

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Networks

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Datasets

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Last Update: 2021-07-30 14:39