Ways to Participate
The easiest way for people to participate was to complete the secure and anonymous online survey. We designed the survey in a way that participants were only asked the questions that were relevant to their experiences, this helped to ensure that the survey could be completed within 30-60 minutes and that participants had the opportunity to reflect on only those experiences and opinions that were relevant to them.

If participants felt more comfortable completing the survey off-line, we also prepared a fillable and printable PDF version that ccould be completed by hand or using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software and returned to us via email or conventional mail.

If you would prefer to have the opportunity to say exactly what you want in your own words, you may also contact us directly to set up an in-person, telephone or online interview. In the interviews the goal is to create a space where you can feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in your own words. In order to ensure that you are able to speak to all major issues that are guiding this research, the interviews often require a greater time commitment but many participants have said that the interview option is much more rewarding since the conversational style is much more relaxed and really allows them to clarify their position on what are often difficult topics and experiences.