Informed Consent Statement

This short survey about backyard farming/food growing and emergency preparedness is being conducted by RDCK Area H in partnership with the Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College.

The purpose of this survey is to help researchers understand how prepared RDCK Area H residents are for the impacts of climate change. The survey is part of a larger project reporting on key indicators of climate change adaptation and preparedness in Area H. Study results will be reported in late fall 2019. Click here for more information on the study.

This survey takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. Your participation is voluntary and you may choose to end the survey at any time. You may also skip a question if you do not want to answer it. There are no known risks if you decide to participate in this survey. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

If you have questions about the study, please contact Jayme Jones, Selkirk College Research Assistant, at 250-365-1282 or The Selkirk College Research Ethics Committee has approved this research study. If you have ethical concerns, please contact Paula Vaananen, Ethics Committee Chair, at 250-365-1430 or

Note on Data Disclosure: Survey Monkey is the online tool used here to collect survey responses. This online survey company is hosted by a web survey company located in the USA and as such is subject to U.S. laws. In particular, the US Patriot Act which allows authorities access to the records of internet service providers. This survey does not ask for personal identifiers. The web survey company servers record incoming IP addresses of the computer that you use to access the survey but no connection is made between your data and your computer’s IP address. If you choose to participate in the survey, you understand that your responses to the survey questions will be stored and accessed in the USA. The security and privacy policy for the web survey company can be found at the following link: Your information as it is transmitted over the Internet will be protected by an enhanced security mechanism. Your data will be downloaded and deleted from the Survey Monkey password protected account within two months of survey submission.

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* 1. Do you understand this Informed Consent Statement and agree to participate?

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