Thank you for your interest in participating in our study! This study is a doctoral thesis project, being conducted by Céline Delacroix, under the supervision of Dr. Angel Foster at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Foster is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences. 

Survey instructions

The purpose of this survey is to understand better how stakeholders perceive the relationship between family planning, population growth, and environmental sustainability.

You are eligible to participate in this survey if you are active in the Reproductive Health and Rights and/or Environmental Sustainability movements. By “active” we mean that you have a marked interest or concern for one or both of these movements, and that you strive to influence them through your work, activism, and/or engagement.

This voluntary survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. You will be asked a series of questions about yourself, your professional activities, and your perceptions of the linkages between family planning, population growth, and environmental sustainability.

After completing the survey, you will be directed to a separate webpage where you will be asked to indicate your interest in participating in a 30-minute telephone/Skype interview and you will have the option of requesting the final results of the study. Contact information that you share on this page will be delinked to the information you provided in the survey and will be stored in a separate database.

Privacy and confidentiality

We will not ask you to provide personally identifying information as part of the survey. However, any information or personal details gathered in the course of the study are confidential.

Some free-answer responses may be quoted, but any identifying information will be removed or masked.  If you do not want any of your responses to be quoted, please indicate so during the survey by typing “please do not quote this response.” Please note that once submitted you will not be able to withdraw the information you provide. Data from the survey will be stored on secure systems that can only be accessed by members of the study team for five years after the conclusion of the study.

In order to minimize the risk of security breaches and to help ensure your confidentiality we recommend that you use standard safety measures such as signing out of your account, closing your browser and locking your screen or device when you are no longer using them / when you have completed the studY.

Risks and benefits

There are few risks associated with participation in this study. Some of the questions that we ask may make you uncomfortable – you do not have to answer any questions that you do not want to. There are no direct benefits associated with participating in this study.

Your completion and submission of this survey will imply your consent for the study team to use of the information you supply in the publication of the results of this research.

Contact information

This study has received ethics approval from the Research Ethics Board at the University of Ottawa (File #12-17-05). If you have any questions regarding the ethical conduct of this study, you may contact: Protocol Officer for Ethics in Research, University of Ottawa, Tabaret Hall; 550 Cumberland Street, Room 154; Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5; Tel: (613) 562-5387; Email:

If you have any questions about this survey you may contact:

Céline Delacroix, LLB, MSc, PhD(c) – Doctoral Student, Population Health PhD program (

Angel M. Foster, DPhil, MD, AM – Project Supervisor (                         &nb

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