Project Purpose
Driftpile Cree Nation applied for and successfully received funding through Indigenous Services Canada.  This funding provided money for the completion of a Strategic Economic Development Plan.

As part of the plan, we are engaging Nation members through community engagement sessions and this survey.  This survey aims to collect input from Nation members on their economic challenges, priorities, opportunities and values.  This plan will guide the Nation in sustainable community economic development and will help in future decision making.
Why Participate?
Your perspective is valuable and important for understanding and defining the Nation’s values and interests, as well as actions that can be taken to support them.

Participation is voluntary and should take approximately 20 minutes of your time. In exchange for your participation you will be entered into a draw for a $25 gift card. 

Who is Conducting the Survey?
The Nation’s Leadership are aware of and support the development of a Strategic Economic Development Plan (SEDP). Ballad, an Edmonton-based consulting firm, will be conducting the survey in collaboration with Driftpile Cree Nation. The Project Management Team (PMT) includes Councillor Jonathan Giroux, Councillor Hank Giroux, Councillor Caroline Isadore, Councillor Starr Sasakamoose (with Chief Dwayne Laboucan ex-officio member), J. R. Giroux, Director, Economic Development and Tanya Bellerose, Director, Finance. Ballad has designated Michelle Yez as the project lead.

How will Your Data be Used?
The personal information collected in this survey will be kept confidential and will not be shared with the Project Lead. The collated results of this study may be shared publicly – with no identities attached to the information – and will be used for defining community values, interests and awareness.  

For Further Questions:
If you have any questions regarding this survey, please feel free to contact one of the following

J.R. Giroux
Director, Economic Development/Special Projects
(780) 355-3868

Michelle Yez
Senior Project Coordinator

Question Title

* 1. By consenting to participate, I indicate that:
- I have read the purpose of this study.
- I consent to have my responses recorded onto an electronic survey form.
- I can choose not to answer questions and understand that some questions are required to move forward in the survey.
- I am free to end the survey at any time.
- My personal information will be kept confidential and personal identifiers will be removed.
-This survey is being conducted by the Project Steering Committee who will be provided collated results but will not have access to individual information or identity.