Researchers from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan College, (Dr. Sara Cumming, Dr. Jessica Pulis, and Mohamed Banda), are collaborating with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton and the Oakville Community Foundation on a research project exploring the sense of inclusion. This research builds on past research across Canada, and in Halton specifically, that has shown that racialized and Indigenous individuals in our communities feel socially excluded. The Sense of Inclusion survey seeks to understand the ways in which we could foster social inclusion in our communities. The primary purpose of this survey is to explore ways to improve social belonging and understand from the perspective of our racialized and Indigenous community members.

We are asking members of our community who are connected to not-for-profits as either clients, staff, or board members to complete the following survey. The survey is completely anonymous with no way of tracking what organization the participant has been referred through. The survey will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.
Here is the Survey Link

The results will be presented in a community report with recommendations of areas the community could invest in to create a wider sense of belonging and inclusion. If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on the link below to be taken to the survey hosted by Google Forms Surveys need to be completed by July 23, 2021. Participation in this research is involuntary and you may withdraw at any point in the survey by exiting the survey.

The research has ethics approval from Sheridan College’s Research Ethics Board # 2021-06-001-024