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Hello and welcome to “Communities of Colour and Reconciliation in Canada”. Thank you for taking the time to help us!  
This is an online academic survey of South Asian and Caribbean peoples’ perceptions of Indigenous-settler reconciliation in Canada.
 
Who is doing this survey?
The research is sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC Insight Grant 430201) and the University of Guelph. The principle investigator is Professor David MacDonald (Department of Political Science Department at Guelph University). He is half East Indian and his Mom is from Trinidad. 

David is working with the Mosaic Institute, based in Toronto. Helping him are Malissa Bryan, Yasmeen Emadi, and Rachel Mansell. David will also be co-authoring publications with them based on analysis of the survey data.
 
What is this research about?
We want to explore the perceptions and attitudes of Caribbean and South Asian peoples in the GTA towards Indigenous peoples and the Reconciliation process. According to our Prime Minister and Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, we are beginning an era of reconciliation, and this is taking place in an increasingly multicultural environment.
 
This survey will take about 20 minutes. You can skip any questions you don’t want to answer and may also withdraw your participation before you submit the survey.
 
Once you have completed and submitted the survey it will not be possible to withdraw your participation.
 
What will be done with the information?
The information collected here will be used in a book manuscript David is writing on comparing models of race relations and Indigenous settler relations. The information may also be used in writing co-authored and sole-authored academic articles, and community-based publications. By consenting to participate in this survey you agree that we may quote any written comments you provide. 

Ethics:
This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Guelph for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants. David and his team will be happy to supply additional information if you email him at dmacdo03@uoguelph.ca. Please also email him if you would like to see a copy of the Research Ethics (REB) certificate.

Participants will be recruited who are affiliated with community and service organizations. Your decision to participate or not will have no impact on the services or support that you receive from these organizations. None of the service or support organizations will have access to data from this study so they will not know who did or did not participate.
 
If you have any questions regarding your rights and welfare as a research participant in this study (REB #15JUL013), please contact: Director, Research Ethics; University of Guelph; reb@uoguelph.ca; 519-824-4120 ext. 56606. You do not waive any legal rights by agreeing to take part in this study.
 
Please note that given the online nature of this survey, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed when data are collected over the internet.
 
It is possible that you might become upset with the nature of questions concerning experiences of racism both directed against South Asian and Caribbean communities and against Indigenous Peoples. Please do not answer any questions which you find disturbing.   I consent to participate in this survey.
   

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