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As part of our desire to work towards justice and equity, we are asking you to complete this survey. This survey is being conducted by Brandon University’s Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies (CARES) and is supported by funding from Canada Heritage’s Anti-Racist Action Program.

INTRODUCTION
We are interested in feedback about your experiences and perceptions of racism in Manitoba.  Your responses are anonymous and will never be reported individually.  

You are eligible to complete this survey if you are a resident of Manitoba, and over the age of 18. You are under no obligation to participate, and are free to leave the survey at any time. By consenting, you have not waived your rights to legal recourse in the event of research-related harm.

This survey draws on experiences with racism. Although the risk for this survey has been determined as minimal, If you are a participant experiencing distress, the following resources are available to you:

MB Suicide Prevention & Support: 1-888-322-3019 or 1-877-435-7170. 
First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
Farm, Rural, & Northern Stress Line: 1-866-367-3276

There is no possibility of commercialization of the research findings from this study. By participating in this survey, you will contribute to research and knowledge generation about the issue of racism, bias, and discrimination in Manitoba. Thank you for your time.
Demographic Information

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* 1. Are you a resident of Manitoba, and over 18 years of age?

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* 2. Which of the following identifiers do you feel apply to you? Check all that you wish to disclose.

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* 3. My community can best be described as...

Views on Multiculturalism and Diversity

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* 4. It is a good thing for our society to be made up of different cultures

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* 5. People from racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious minority groups should behave more like mainstream Canadians.

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* 6. Indigenous Peoples should behave more like mainstream Canadians.

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* 7. If a temple, mosque or another place of worship (non-Christian) was being built in my local community, I would...

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* 8. People speaking other languages makes life more difficult.

Experiences and Perceptions of Racism

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* 9. Racism is a problem in my area in Manitoba

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* 10. How often do YOU experience discrimination because of your race, culture or religion in the following situations?

  Never Hardly Ever Sometimes Often Very Often
Workplace
Education
Housing
Justice System
Health Care

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* 11. How often do YOU experience discrimination because of your race, culture or religion in the following situations?

  Never Hardly Ever Sometimes Often Very Often
Shop/Restaurant
Sporting Events
Public Transportation/On the Street
Online/Social Media
Home/Friends/Family

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* 12. How often do you feel that because of your race, culture, or religion...

  Never Hardly Ever Sometimes Often Very Often
You are treated less respectfully
People act as if you are not to be trusted
You try to act a certain way (dress more formally, speak a certain way, make yourself smaller, etc.)
You are called names or insulted
You are ignored or patronized
You are discriminated against or harassed because of language or accent
You are expected to speak on behalf of all members of your race, culture, or religion
You try to do extra work to overcome some negative stereotypes
You change your name or are asked to change your name so others find it easier to pronounce

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* 13. Have you experienced or witnessed racism in the last 12 months? If you are comfortable, please describe the incident:

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* 14. Please provide any additional comments

By participating in this survey, you have contributed to research and knowledge generation about the issue of racism, bias, and discrimination in Manitoba. Thank you for your time.

The information collected will be used to inform resources, reports and an online campaign made available to the public through social media, community organizations, professional institutes and public service institutions in Manitoba that will be encouraged to share it with their own networks. For more information, you may contact the Principal Investigator, Michelle Lam at LamM@BrandonU.ca. A summary of the findings will be posted on the BU CARES webpage at www.brandonu.ca/bu-cares.

This survey has been approved by Brandon University's Research Ethics Committee (BUREC). Any issues or concerns regarding ethics should be addressed to BUREC at (204) 727-9712 or burec@brandonu.ca.

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