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Canadian Health Survey on Seniors (CHSS)

RDC News: November 2020

New RDC safety protocols, Saturday hours for November, and a new data set.

Oct 27, 2020

REMINDER: RDC reopening protocols

Moving forward we are asking researchers to complete the McMaster Staff & Faculty COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool prior to coming to campus. 

The tool can be found HERE. Please complete this screening tool each time you prepare to come to the RDC. 

A reminder that we are using an online booking system to manage researcher appointments - please visit to make your bookings.


Saturday Hours - On Demand

This month we will be offering on-demand Saturday hours.  We will be open on an 'appointment' basis, only if requested - this will be done through the same online booking system as mentioned above (at

Offered dates for Saturday hours this month are:

  • Saturday, Nov. 14th - 12pm to 4pm



New data sets at the RDC: 

Canadian Health Survey on Seniors (CHSS)

The Canadian Health Survey on Seniors (CHSS) is a cross-sectional survey that collected information related to health status, health care services, supports, as well as social and health determinants for the Canadian population aged 65 and over. The survey is a supplement to the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). The CHSS includes 15 minutes of content asked at the end of the CCHS to respondents aged 65 and over. The surveys are designed to flow seamlessly from the CCHS into the CHSS.

More information on this data set can be found at:

If you would like more information on how to submit a proposal for access to this data see  For more information about the RDC program please contact your local RDC analyst.