Thank you for participating in rare’s Strategy and Planning Survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us to serve you better. All responses are completely anonymous and information gathered in this survey will not be linked back to any individual. You will find an option to voluntarily disclose your personal information in the end if you wish to do so, or to get involved in further planning participation opportunities. This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

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* 1. What is your current connection to rare (check all that apply)?

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* 2. How long have you been involved with rare?

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* 3. In your own words, what is the purpose of rare?

The rare Charitable Research Reserve is an urban land trust and environmental institute that protects 900+ acres of land intact and in perpetuity, offering unprecedented opportunities for conservation, research, education and passive recreation.

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* 4. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Conservation of habitat and biodiversity, including the securement of additional land

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* 5. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Research opportunities

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* 6. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

School programs

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* 7. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Every Child Outdoors (ECO) day Camps

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* 8. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Public lectures

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* 9. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Guided hikes

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* 10. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Sharing of research results with the community at special events

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* 11. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Art programs and Events, e.g. Eastern Comma Writer in Residence

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* 12. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Braiding of Art, Science and Indigenous Knowledge

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* 13. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Reconciliation

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* 14. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Walk & Run for rare

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* 15. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Trail network

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* 16. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Community Gardens

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* 17. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

Food Bank Gardens

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* 18. Rate the importance of the following programs, services and events that rare currently provides to the community:

North House programs

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* 19. Where are you most likely to access information about rare?

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* 20. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Conservation of habitat and biodiversity, including securement of additional land

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* 21. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Research opportunities

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* 22. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

School programs

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* 23. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

ECO Camps

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* 24. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Public lectures

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* 25. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Guided hikes

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* 26. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Sharing of research results and ideas

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* 27. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Braiding of art, science and Indigenous Knowledge

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* 28. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Walk & Run for rare

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* 29. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Trail network

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* 30. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Community and Food Bank Gardens

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* 31. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

North House programs

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* 32. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Website

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* 33. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Newsletter

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* 34. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Annual Report

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* 35. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

E-News

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* 36. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Facebook

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* 37. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Twitter

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* 38. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

Instagram

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* 39. Rate your level of satisfaction with the following programs and services that rare provides to the community:

YouTube

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* 40. Why do you enjoy participating in programs and services that rare provides to the community?

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* 41. With rare’s purpose as a land trust and environmental institute in mind, please rate your level of agreement with the following goals:

a) Stewardship & Place –– Conservation and restoration of land is rare’s core priority. We will launch and begin to implement the raresites land securement strategy; being on the land and with the land will form the basis for everything else we do.

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* 42. With rare’s purpose as a land trust and environmental institute in mind, please rate your level of agreement with the following goals:

b) Braiding & Belonging –– We will continue to invite different forms of knowing and being from diverse communities. This includes enabling Indigenous leadership and resurgence while challenging settler assumptions and privileges. It also means making space for the worldviews of youth, newcomers, racialized communities, LGBTQ+, to name only a few communities who have not previously felt they had access to our institutions.

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* 43. With rare’s purpose as a land trust and environmental institute in mind, please rate your level of agreement with the following goals:

c) Learning & Exploring –– Because everything is connected, we will listen to the land, its people, youth and elders. Research and education will move closer together and we will share what we know, how we feel and what we hope for, thereby amplifying our programs and partnerships. We will continue to ask questions, make great art, science and community. “How do we want to live?” is at the core of these explorations.

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* 44. With rare’s purpose as a land trust and environmental institute in mind, please rate your level of agreement with the following goals:

d) Abundance –– Celebrating our supporters, advisors, volunteers and staff. We will foster further transparency and accountability, create systems and processes that generate a culture of support and shared responsibility for our common goals.

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* 45. In your opinion, are there any programs, services and events that rare does not currently provide to the community that it should consider offering or focusing on?

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* 46. How can current programs, services and events be improved?

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* 47. What programs, services or events––  if any ––  should be discontinued?

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* 48. If rare could only do one thing, what should it be? Why?

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* 49. Do you have any other comments or questions about rare you would like to share with us? (For example, things you would like to see changed, things you think need to be addressed, goals you think the organization should have, etc.)

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* 50. Optional: To serve you better with our work, we would like to know if you identify as one of the following:

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* 51. Optional: If your contact information has changed, or if you would like to be involved in further planning participation opportunities, please enter your contact info here. If you choose to remain anonymous, skip this question.

Thank you for your participation!
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