Mobile Lives Farm Survey

1. Thank you for your interest in this survey of Nova Scotia farmers being conducted by Drs. Karen Foster, Elizabeth Fitting, and Catherine Bryan, and Research Fellow Jason Ellsworth, researchers at Dalhousie University.

After reading the information below, you may proceed to an online survey, or you may opt to submit a phone number and request to take the survey over the phone at a time that is convenient for you. If you choose this option, a researcher will call you as close to your requested time as possible and will read you the survey questions so you can answer them during the call.

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through Dalhousie University’s Research Ethics Board. Should you have any comments or concerns resulting from your participation in this study, you can contact the Research Ethics Board at or the research team at

The study is funded by the EU Mobile Lives Forum, a research institute that funds studies internationally about the movement of people around the world.

All personal information, including any identifying information you might offer in your survey answers, will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with any person or group that is not associated with this study. De-identified data—that is, data that has had all identifying information removed—will be shared with the EU Mobile Lives Forum and may be used by other researchers in future.

Your participation is voluntary, and you may refuse to answer any questions you do not wish to answer. You may also choose to end the survey at any time, and have your answers removed from our analysis, destroyed, and not included in any publications or research materials. You will not be able to withdraw your answers once the survey is completed, as your data is being anonymized at the point of collection.

This data will also be summarized and no individual person will be knowingly identifiable from the summarized results. Responses to questions may be quoted, but without identifying the individual source.

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I want to submit a phone number and have a researcher call me  
I do not wish to participate in this survey