Northerners have until Tuesday. to help with data collection

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This month of February has been declared Measurement Month by the Northern Policy Institute as the organization seeks to gather information about the region.

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Measurement Month is an “effort to collect consistent and comparable data to inform decision-making at the local, regional, provincial and national levels for Northern Ontario,” the institute said in a statement.

“Given the demographic challenges facing Northern Ontario, this first month of measurement will focus on racism, reconciliation and welcoming.

Respondents have a chance to win one of ten $100 prepaid VISA gift cards by completing a survey.

Interested people can answer the survey that best suits their situation and share with their networks.

Polls will be open until February 15 and will include the following:

Employer Readiness Survey

– Measure and evaluate the ability of employers to meet the unique needs of immigrants and diverse groups.

– Eligible respondents: organisations/companies from all sectors, which have at least one employee.

Individual Experience Survey

– Measure and evaluate individuals’ satisfaction with support services and related resources in their communities, as well as the welcoming efforts of each community.

– Eligible respondents: Anyone currently residing in a Northern Ontario community.

Service Provider Capacity

– Measure and evaluate the ability of service providers to meet the needs of immigrants and diverse groups.

– Eligible respondents: Any service provider in Northern Ontario.

exit survey

– Measure and evaluate the perspectives of people who have left a Northern Ontario community.

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– Eligible respondents: Anyone who once lived in a Northern Ontario community, but has since left the community (even if they have moved to Northern Ontario).

Experience with racism survey

– Measure and evaluate individual experiences of community racism and potential interventions.

– Eligible respondents: measure and assess individual experiences of community racism and potential interventions.

Findings from the surveys will be generalized in reports published by Northern Policy Institute and other survey partners.

No personal identification will be revealed. Anonymous aggregates of collected data will be shared upon request with survey partner organizations, policy makers and program delivery organizations across Northern Ontario.

For more information and to take a survey, visit www.northernpolicy.ca/measurement-month.

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