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We are all called to play multiple roles in our lives, sometimes simultaneously as employer-employee, parent, spouse, child, partner, friend, volunteer in the community... life keeps us busy, very busy. We sometimes forget to take care of ourselves, of our health, of our physical and mental well-being.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Website, “58% of Canadians report being “overloaded” because of their multiple roles”. This observation makes us think. We know that living and working environments are mixed up in agriculture, it make sense that work-life balance can be a challenge for farmers. This balance is a protective factor for people's health. We ask you: do you feel like you have a work-life balance?

With the approval of CMHA Quebec Division and the financial collaboration of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), we offer a questionnaire to evaluate it. It is not a scientific test or a diagnostic test, rather a simple way of thinking about work-life balance. If you need to explore more about your work-life balance, we also suggest resources to help you.

If you think you need help from a health professional, do not hesitate to consult. Your health is important!



The following questions have the sole purpose of profiling the respondent

You are...
What age range do you belong to?
Do you belong to agricultural sector?
Which region do you come from?
What is your main production?
1. I feel like I have little or no control over my work life.
2. I regularly spend time on hobbies or interests outside of work.
3. I often feel guilty for not having the time to do everything I want.
4. I frequently feel anxious or upset because of what is happening at work.
5. I usually have enough time to spend with my loved ones.
6. When I’m at home, I feel comfortable and relaxed.
7. I have time to do an activity for myself every week.
8. I feel overwhelmed almost every day.
9. I rarely lose my temper at work.
10. I rarely take a vacation.
11. I feel exhausted even after a day of rest.
12. I usually work during my lunch break.
13. I rarely miss a family activity because of my work.
14. I frequently think about work when I’m not working
15. My family members often blame me for the time I spend on my work.