Table 6
Actions taken or reasons for not taking action to resolve most serious problem or dispute in the past 3 years, by gender, provinces, 2021


Table 6
Actions taken or reasons for not taking action to resolve most serious problem or dispute in the past 3 years, by gender, provinces, 2021
Table summary
This table displays the results of Actions taken or reasons for not taking action to resolve most serious problem or dispute in the past 3 years. The information is grouped by Action taken (appearing as row headers), Women, Men, Total, percent and 95% confidence interval, calculated using from and to units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Action taken WomenTable 6 Note  Men Total
percent 95% confidence interval percent 95% confidence interval percent 95% confidence interval
from to from to from to
Took action
Yes 87 85 89 88 86 90 87 86 89
No 13 11 15 12 10 14 12 11 14
Type of action taken
Searched the internet 51 48 54 50 47 54 51 48 53
Contacted the other party involved in the dispute 47 44 50 48 44 52 47 45 50
Obtained advice from friends or relatives 52 49 56 49Note * 46 53 51 48 53
Contacted a legal professional 33 30 36 34 30 37 33 31 36
Contacted a court or tribunal 8 7 10 10Note * 8 12 9 8 10
Contacted a community centre or community organization 14 12 16 8Note * 6 10 11 9 13
Contact a government department or agency 20 18 23 22 19 25 21 19 23
Contact a labour union 5 4 7 4Note * 2 5 4 4 5
Other type of action 18 16 21 15Note * 13 18 17 15 19
Reasons for not taking action
Did not think anything could be done about it 53 43 62 52 43 62 53 46 59
Did not know what to do or where to get help 19 13 27 15 10 22 18 13 23
Uncertain of rights 11 6 18 10 5 16 10 7 15
Thought it would take too much time 14 8 21 14 9 22 15 10 20
Thought it would cost too much 10 6 17 13 8 20 12 8 17
Afraid of negative consequences 12 7 19 14 8 22 14 10 20
Thought it would make things worse 16 10 24 21 14 29 19 14 24
Felt other party was right Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published
Process would be too stressful 18 12 26 16 10 24 18 13 23
Help was too far away or too hard to reach 6 2 12 8 4 15 8 4 12
Had a previous problem and knew there was no use in seeking help 11 6 19 8 4 14 10 6 14
Too ashamed or embarrassed 3 1 8 6Note * 3 11 4 2 7
Other reason 21 14 30 20 13 28 20 15 26
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