NWSAR State of the Region Report Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, the data collected here will contribute to the social and economic assessment, being done by CMR Consulting Inc. as part of the State of the Region Report for the NWSAR Committee.

The work CMR is doing will produce a report that includes current social and economic data and trends, which aim to drill-down to the local-level to identify local opportunities and challenges.

The goal of this project is to gather as much data as possible, some of which is not available online. For this reason, we are asking you to help us collect the most relevant and current data for various areas. We believe you can contribute to providing both data and contextual understanding of your region.

Please be aware any data collected in these surveys will be anonymous. You will also have a chance to enter your name into a weekly prize draw at the end of the survey.

If you have any questions about the social and economic report, please contact Sarah Skett at CMR Consulting Inc. at (403) 561-1507 or email at sarahs@cmrconsulting.ca

For inquiries about NWSAR or the State of the Region Report, please contact Hayley Gavin at (780) 502-0778 or email at hgavin@highlevel.ca

 Five municipalities in the far Northwest corner of Alberta received grant funding from Municipal Affairs to develop this State of the Region Report.

The project area includes the municipalities of Clear Hills County, County of Northern Lights, Mackenzie County, Town of Rainbow Lake and Town of High Level.

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* 1. What County/Municipality do you live in for the scope of this project

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* 2. What is your age

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* 3. How long have you lived in this county/municipality?

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* 4. Why did you move here? (select all that apply)

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* 5. How many people live in your household?

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* 6. What is the ownership status of your house?

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* 7. What is your monthly rent/mortgage?

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* 8. How affordable is housing in your county/municipality?

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* 9. What type of housing is needed in your community?

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* 10. Does your community have too many, too few, or about the right number of grocery stores?

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* 11. How far do you have to travel for groceries?

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* 12. Are you satisfied with the availability of fresh, healthy and reasonably priced food in your region?

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* 13. How accessible is childcare in your community?

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* 14. What is your household annual income?

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* 15. What is the source(s) of income for your household? Check all that apply

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* 16. Please identify any other sources of income

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* 17. What level of schooling did you complete? If more apply, select the highest one.

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* 18. How satisfied are you with access to post-secondary education in the region?

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* 19. How satisfied are you with opportunities for professional/career development in the region?

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* 20. In terms of your career development, are there networking opportunities in the county and region?

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* 21. Please explain your answer to the above question.

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* 22. How quickly does the local government respond to requests for help from people living in your county/municipality?

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* 23. Please explain your answer to the above question.

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* 24. What services are needed in your county/municipality?

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* 25. What trades are needed in your county/municipality?

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* 26. Overall, how responsive is law enforcement to the needs of your county/municipality?

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* 27. What are your biggest transportation challenges in the region?

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* 28. How often do you attend community activities? (E.g. festivals, markets, social events)

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* 29. Do you think there are too many neighborhood events, too few neighborhood events, or the right amount of neighborhood events?

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* 30. What type of recreational sports do you (and your family) engage in? Check all that apply.

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* 31. Do you participate in organized recreational activities (e.g. through a community centre) or do you organize these activities yourself? Please explain

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* 32. What public/community spaces do you visit? Check all that apply.

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* 33. What types of activities would you participate in if they were available in your county/municipality?

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* 34. If you do not participate in activities in your county/municipality, why not?

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* 35. Are you a member of a non-profit? If yes, please tell us with what organization(s)/group(s).

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* 36. How many hours a month do you volunteer?

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* 37. How effective is the local government at solving problems in your county/municipality?

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* 38. Please explain your answer to the last question.

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* 39. How quickly do the police respond to calls from people living in your county/municipality?

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* 40. How satisfied are you with ambulance services in your community?

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* 41. How are your community's fire services provided?

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* 42. How accessible and livable is your county/municipality for people who are disabled? I.e.employment opportunities, social supports, access to appropriate housing, etc.?

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* 43. Please explain your answer to the last question.

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* 44. In the past 12 months, how many times did you visit your doctor?

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* 45. How long do you have to wait to see your family doctor?

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* 46. How far do you have to travel to see your family doctor?

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* 47. Specialists are doctors like surgeons, heart doctors, allergy doctors, skin doctors, and other doctors who specialize in one area of health care. In the last 12 months, did you try to make any appointments to see a specialist?

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* 48. What medical services do you have to travel outside your county/municipality? Please check all that apply.

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* 49. What should be the economic priorities for the region in the next 5-10 years?

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* 50. What Industries offer the greatest opportunities for this region?

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* 51. Do you agree or disagree that tax breaks should be given to companies that move to your county/municipality?

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* 52. What do you like most about your county/municipality?

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* 53. What do you like least about your county/municipality?

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* 54. How much longer do you plan to live in your county/municipality? Please explain your answer

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* 55. What changes would most improve your county/municipality?

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* 56. Any other comments or information you would like to share?

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