Participants needed for research on the mental health and wellbeing experiences of Program Officers in the CSC

We are looking for CSC Program Officers to take part in a study about the realities of the job. The study is funded by USJE. However, neither USJE or CSC will be informed of who does or does not participate.

You will be asked to participate in a one-on-one interview in English about your experiences and, in advance of the interview, to complete a short demographic survey and return it by email. The interview will be approximately one hour long and will occur on the phone. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The study is about occupational experiences, stresses, and health. You will be asked to provide identifiable demographic and occupational information. As such, confidentiality measures will be followed to protect your identity, and these will be explained in detail prior to the interview.

Participation in this study is voluntary and is not a requirement of the USJE or the CSC.

Please note that, later this year, Memorial University also plans to begin interviews with legal assistants, clerks, and support staff from the federal department of Justice Canada, as well as the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and the RCMP who are represented by USJE.  

To participate as a CSC Program Officer, or to receive more information about this study, please contact:

Mark Norman
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Rosemary Ricciardelli
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Phone: 905-434-0807 or 709-864-7446

Please respond by September 1 to request an interview.

The proposal for this research has been reviewed by the Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research and found to be in compliance with Memorial University of Newfoundland’s ethics policy. If you have ethical concerns about the research, such as your rights as a participant, you may contact the Chairperson of the ICEHR at or by telephone at 709-864-2861.