Information Letter and Consent

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The purpose of this survey is to explore what educators and parents think students should learn about religion, beliefs and world views in Canadian public schools. Anonymous information gathered during this survey will be included in a doctoral thesis, scholarly journal articles, and conference presentations. This survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. People filling out this survey must be 18 years of age or older, Canadian public school educators (including current or retired teachers, principals, counselors) or parents of public elementary or secondary school students in Canada. 
Anonymity is guaranteed since you are not being asked to provide your name or any level of personal information with which you could be identified.  Your write-in answers and answers to open-ended questions may be used verbatim in presentations and publications. It is not likely that there will be any harms or discomforts from participating in this study. There are no direct benefits. Participants will not receive compensation for participation in this research project.  Data will be kept on password protected computers and data storage devices (USB, external hard drive). The survey is completed via SurveyMonkey and this instrument is hosted in the United States, thus it is subject to the Patriot Act. The survey and its results will be removed from the Survey Monkey site by the end of 2018.  Participation in this study is voluntary and participants can choose to not answer questions or withdraw from the study at any time.
This survey is administered by Christine L. Cusack, PhD Candidate from the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa.  This survey is part of a study that has been reviewed and cleared by the University of Ottawa Research Ethics Board.  If you have any concerns or questions about your rights as a participant or about the way the study is being conducted, please contact: Protocol Officer for Ethics in Research, University of Ottawa, Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland Street, Room 154, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, (613) 562-5387 or

For additional questions about the study or how to obtain information about the survey’s results, please contact the researcher. Thank you for your participation.

Christine L. Cusack, PhD Candidate
Department of Classics and Religious Studies
University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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If you do not agree to participate, please click "exit" at the top of this page.  No data will be collected from you.
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