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Senior Social Isolation – Survey

The Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism, Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Red Cross (Saskatchewan), and the University of Regina’s Lifelong Learning Centre are partners in a collaborative project to reduce social isolation of seniors in south and central Saskatchewan. To assess the impact of our combined efforts, the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) at the University of Regina is conducting an evaluation for the project. Part of this effort involves gathering feedback from interested community members who are involved in issues affecting seniors.

For the purposes of this survey, interested community members are defined as those individuals who through a personal, professional, leadership, volunteer, or community-engaged capacity, find themselves supporting, observing, advocating for, or interacting with seniors in their community.

If you are an interested community member, we are asking for your assistance in this effort. The purpose of this survey is to gather understanding of broader community awareness about the social isolation of seniors. Your participation is completely voluntary and your answers will remain confidential.

This short survey contains a few background questions about you, your community, and what you think can and should be done to help reduce the social isolation of older adults. It will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept confidential.

Click here to begin the Survey


PARTICIPATION
Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may decline to take part in the research or exit the survey at any time. We would like to involve as many interested community members as possible in this process, so your unique input is greatly appreciated.

BENEFITS
You will receive no direct benefits from participating in this research study. However, your responses may help us learn more about how to develop the best programs to address social isolation of older adults in central and southern Saskatchewan.

RISKS
No risks are anticipated.

CONFIDENTIALITY
Your survey answers will be sent to a website where information will be stored in a password protected electronic format. This website does not collect identifying information such as your name, email address, or IP address. Therefore, your responses will remain anonymous. No one will be able to identify you or your answers, and no one will know whether or not you participated in the study.

CONSENT
Completion and return of the survey will constitute consent to participate and permission for the researchers to use the data gathered in the manner described.

The survey is being conducted by a team of faculty members with the University of Regina (Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit).

Dr. Bonnie Jeffery (project lead) bonnie.jeffery@uregina.ca
Dr. Tom McIntosh tom.mcintosh@uregina.ca
Dr. Nuelle Novik nuelle.novik@uregina.ca
Shari Caffet (Project Coordinator) sharianne.caffet@uregina.ca
Colleen Hamilton (Administrative Coordinator) colleen.hamilton@uregina.ca

Please feel free to email if you have any questions or comments.

The results of the survey will be available in a report in early 2018 on the Saskatchewan Population and Health Evaluation Research Unit website at www.spheru.ca

ELECTRONIC CONSENT: You may print a copy of this consent form for your records.

Clicking on the Community Perspective Survey link indicates that
· You have read the above information
· You voluntarily agree to participate

Public Library survey

What do you want in your new central library?
Have your say!

The Saskatoon Public Library has launched a consultation process to gather input from citizens regarding what they would like to see in a new central library for Saskatoon. There is an online survey that is currently open www.saskatooncentrallibrary.ca and the Library is hosting an Open House March 28 / 4 – 8pm / Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.

Short-term accommodation survey

With online platforms such as AirBnB and VRBO becoming popular accommodation options for both residents and visitors, the City is reviewing the existing bylaw regulations for short-term accommodations.

Short-term accommodations include all rental arrangements in a residential dwelling where the host receives compensation from a guest that stays less than 30 days. Examples include vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and AirBnBs.

Residents are invited to provide their input into the short-term accommodation review process by completing an online survey and/or attending the open house on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Frances Morrison Library.

Short-Term Accommodation Online Survey
Friday, September 29 to Thursday, October 26, 2017
Visit shapingsaskatoon.ca/projects to complete the online survey.

Short-Term Accommodation Open House
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Frances Morrison Library, 311 23rd Street East
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come-and-go style event, with presentations running hourly starting at 4:30 p.m.

The results of this public consultation will be used to shape the direction of short-term accommodation regulations in Saskatoon and assist the City in gaining a better understanding of this issue as it relates to our community.

For more information on current regulations, please visit saskatoon.ca.

Police Chief Survey

The recruitment process for Saskatoon’s next Chief of Police is now fully underway.

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners wants to ensure that citizens have the opportunity to share their views and opinions about the top attributes and priorities in the selection of the new Police Chief.

The Commission has set up a very brief (just 4 questions) and anonymous survey that provides an opportunity for you to provide your views. The survey can be found on the Police Commission’s website at saskatoonpolicecommission.com in the top right corner of the home page. Clicking on “What Residents Want In Their Next Police Chief” will take you directly to the survey.

The Saskatoon Police Commission will use this response from the survey of the public to refine its selection criteria in the recruitment, selection and hiring of Saskatoon’s next Police Chief.

River Access Study

River Access Study 2016 Online Survey and Public Open House

The City of Saskatoon, in partnership with Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA), is conducting a river access study. The purpose of the study is to identify the river access requirements for Saskatoon residents, visitors, commercial enterprises, on-river special events, industrial users, emergency services, and monitoring services. The primary focus will be on facilities for launching and mooring motorized and non-motorized watercraft; however, it will address all forms of river access.

The South Saskatchewan River is a valuable recreation access for Saskatoon and area residents and visitors. In the Saskatoon area, it is utilized for a number of activities, including:

Recreation: motorized boaters, canoeists, kayakers, rowers, and paddle boarders
Commercial/Industrial: tour boats, dredging, construction, and other barges
Regulatory and Emergency Services: police and fire services, water quality, environmental issues, and other monitoring
These users require safe, environmentally-sound access to the river with appropriate infrastructure.

As part of the study, citizens are invited to participate in an online survey to gather input on current launching/mooring opportunities and ideas on an optimal scenario. Interested parties can access the survey at shapingsaskatoon.ca. The survey is open until Thursday, December 15, 2016.

There will also be a public open house on Monday, December 5, 2016, at the Meewasin Valley Centre Boardroom (402 Third Avenue South) from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The City and MVA will present the plan, answer questions, and collect feedback. Formal presentations will take place at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.