This survey is now closed.

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association is seeking your input to an on-line survey regarding gender equity and how it is related to facility design and use. The survey is described in more detail below. We understand that COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on the recreation sector in many ways. If there is a silver lining to this pandemic, it is that it has exposed many inequities in our social systems and has given us an opportunity to reflect on how we might better provide services to all members of our communities. 

The purpose of this survey is to understand how best to support recreation professionals in designing facilities, scheduling programs and facility use and creating policies that support gender equity. This survey is part of a broader Environmental Scan being conducted by consultants working with the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association, with funding support from Sport Canada. 

Who should complete the survey? Staff and volunteers working in recreational facilities such as those operated by municipalities, First Nations Communities, Boys and Girls Clubs, YM and YWCA’s and private owners. People in different roles within the same organization are encouraged to complete the survey independently from one another. Please feel free to forward the survey to anyone else to complete.

We will be drawing two names/emails to receive an Indigo gift card ($25) for completing the survey. Please provide your email address at the end of the survey.

Details about the survey:

  • Your responses will be confidential. Only the aggregate responses and quotes that cannot be attributed to an individual will be used by the Project Team and associated Advisory Group. 
  • It will require approximately 20 minutes to complete the survey. 
  • You can stop and re-start the survey at any time as long as you use the same device.

Should you experience any technical difficulties, contact Nancy Dubois at or 519 446 3636.

 You may find it helpful to refer to our Definitions document during the survey. 

Tell us what you are doing

There is great work happening in communities across Canada related to gender equity. If you have examples of policies, programs and/or facility design project that address gender equity that we can reference and share, please send them to

Please complete the survey by Monday, December 7, 2020.

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Thank you for considering our request. We look forward to including your feedback.