The City of Kingston is notifying residents that they may receive a phone call this week from Statistics Canada asking your opinion on the effectiveness of anti-discrimination programs aimed at making the city more inclusive and welcoming.
2,000 randomly chosen Kingston households will be called between Sept. 17 and 21 with the survey intended to collect information about discrimination and their awareness of recent community programs, including the SayHello campaign.
“Our goal is to create a more inclusive and diverse community,” said Cheryl Hitchen, the City’s social policy & strategic community development manager, in a release. “The results of this survey will help the City and our partners develop and promote programs that will make the make Kingston a more welcoming place for everyone.”
Conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, ensuring the confidentiality of all information collected, no individual responses or identifiable information will be shared with the City of Kingston.
Interviewers will identify themselves as being employees of Statistics Canada upon calling and, although participating in the survey is voluntary, all selected participants are asked to take part to ensure the information accurately reflects the views of our community members.
Kingstonians who are contacted can phone Michel-Eric Velleman at 1-855-634-2360 until September 21, 2018 to confirm Statistics Canada is conducting this survey.
To learn more about the Kingston Immigration Partnership and the City’s SayHello campaign, visit: www.kipcouncil.ca