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Thank you for connecting with us to complete the on line survey on families. The survey will help us to gather information for future planning and for our upcoming Symposium on Family being held Saturday, September 23, 2017. Please consider registering for the day, where you will enjoy some learning opportunities and a chance for great interactive sharing and input. You can register at:

The Family Ministry Office wants to know more about the families we serve: What supports do families need from the Church? What are the pressures they face in their day to day lives? What are the challenges, joys, highs and lows in families today? Where do they seek support when it is needed? Where do they see the role of the Church in their lives and in helping them cope with everyday life issues and events? By filling in the survey you will help us answer these important questions. 

If for some reason you are unable to finish the survey once you begin, you are free to come back and complete it any time up until September 15th. In order to complete a survey you have already begun, you will need to access the survey from the same computer you initially used when you started the survey. 

With much thanks for your support of this initiative! Feel free to contact the Family Ministry Director, Teresa Hartnett, at 905-528-7988 ext. 2250.

* 1. What is your gender?

* 2. Which of the following categories includes your age?

* 3. What area of the Diocese do you live in?

* 4. What is your marital status? (If married, for how many years?)

* 5. Does your extended family live in the same region as you do?

* 6. How does this affect the relationship with them? Has it had a positive or negative impact?

* 7. How many children do you currently have and what are their ages?

* 8. How did having a child or children affect your relationship with your spouse?

* 9. How do you balance taking care of your children while nurturing the marital relationship and maintaining self care?

* 10. How many grandchildren do you have?

* 11. Are you generally satisfied with your life?

* 12. How happy do you think you are?

* 13. How is your usual health condition?

* 14. Have you or anyone in your household experienced mental illness in the past twelve months?

* 15. Were you able to find appropriate supports for these concerns?

* 16. Is your level of income a challenge to you in your day-to-day living?

* 17. How?

* 18. Is faith an important part of your life?

* 19. What elements are important to you in your parish? Please check all that apply.

* 20. What are three critical areas in your life that could be supported by the parish?

* 21. What strengths/areas do you hope the parish may assist you with? Please check all that apply.

* 22. Can you provide us with three (or more) areas the Church might offer you support in your family life?

* 23. The following programs are presently offered in the Diocese through the Family Ministry Office. Please check all those that you feel are important to yourself or for others.

* 24. Are there other areas in your life that you would like the Diocese, or parish, to offer for pastoral support? Please list them below.

* 25. There are several programs whose purpose is to engage families as a whole (parents and children) in both faith and social action activities that the Diocese is considering. Would you consider taking part in such a program if it was offered at your parish?

* 26. How do you engage in the faith as a family? Please check all that apply.

* 27. How important is religion in your daily life?

* 28. How often do you go to church?

* 29. Do you attend church as a family?

* 30. Do you feel you need support in your role as a parent? In which areas? Please list below.

* 31. Do you feel confident in speaking to your children about moral issues, especially those related to human sexuality?

* 32. Would you be interested in attending workshops on these or any other specific issue? Please indicate which workshops you would like to see offered.

* 33. What challenges does your family encounter in trying to live your daily lives?

* 34. Does your understanding of the faith impact the way you nurture faith in your home?

* 35. Do you feel confident in teaching your children about the doctrine of the Church?

* 36. What impact has the media had on your family relationships?

* 37. Do you feel you have enough family time in your weekly schedule?

* 38. What would help you to build more family time into your weekly schedule?

* 39. What would be the easiest time for you to attend workshops/seminars of interest to you?

* 40. Are you looking after a relative with a long-term or palliative health concern?

* 41. Do you have enough support in this care-giver role?

* 42. How often do friends/family visit you where you live?

* 43. If you do not have children, do you…?

* 44. If married, what is the biggest stressor in your marriage?

* 45. How do you deal with that issue?

* 46. If married, do you feel that you have a strong marriage? If yes, what makes it successful? If no, proceed to the next question.

* 47. Why not? What are you doing about it?

* 48. What is your level of education? Please check highest level achieved:

* 49. What is your employment status?

* 50. In general, how many hours do you work per week?

* 51. How many hours do you spend in total per week for each of the activities listed below?

* 52. On average, how many hours would you say you spend with your family every week? What types of activities do you take part in with your family?

* 53. Which days do you usually have off during the week?

* 54. Do you use the internet for personal use?

* 55. Do you have your own e-mail address?

* 56. Do you use other social media?

* 57. If so, please list those you use:

* 58. Is internet addiction a concern to you personally?

* 59. Is internet addiction a concern for someone close to you (relative or friend)?