Survey Introduction

Thank you for your interest in this study. We are trying to understand what parents think about when they look for child care in Toronto. Results from this study will help to inform and improve child care options in the City of Toronto.

This project is being conducted by Professor Michal Perlman, Professor Linda White, and Dr. Adrienne Davidson from the University of Toronto, in collaboration with Children's Services at the City of Toronto.

The survey will take about 10-12 minutes to complete.

Your participation is voluntary, and you can stop the survey at any time simply by closing your web browser. If there are any questions you do not want to answer, please skip it by selecting the response ‘Prefer not to answer’ and go on to the next question.

Your responses will remain private and confidential. We will not share personal responses with anyone outside of the research team, and our research findings will not identify you in any way.

If you have any questions or concerns about this study, or if you wish to withdraw your survey answers from the study at any time, please feel free to contact Dr. Davidson at

The project has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Toronto. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Research Oversight and Compliance Office at the University of Toronto at (416) 946-3273 or at
For quality assurance purposes the research ethics program may have access to data to help ensure participant protection procedures are followed at the University of Toronto. Please visit: for more information.