Participant (User) Registration

Please read the Letter of Information and Consent. Enter your information in this form and then click on the submit button if you agree to participate.

Click here if you have read the information below and DO NOT agree to participate.

Login Information

This information will be kept confidential. It will not be stored with any of your data from the surveys and tools you fill out. You will need your email and user code (password) to login to our site and fill out the surveys and tools. For this reason, these three fields are required(*) for you to register.

First Name*:
Middle Name*:
Last Name*:

Your email*:

Your user name*:

(how you would like to be called on your home page on this site)

Your user code (password)*:
Please use a secure password containing a minimum of 8 characters,
including at least one Capital letter and 1 number.

Information about your Activity

This information will be used by the system to generate a home page just for you. Your home page will appear after you login and give you a list of the surveys and tools you are being asked to fill out for your organization, program and activity. This information will be saved with your answers so the researchers can look at all participants answers from your program and activity. These fields are also required to register, so that your user home page can show you the correct surveys and tools for your activity.

Your role in this Activity:

If other, please specify:


I have read and understand the Letter of Information and Consent below and understand that:

  • My participation is voluntary
  • I can withdraw up until I click submit
  • I can choose not to answer any questions if I do not want to

If I am over 12, I can give my own consent. If I am under 12, I have included the email address (below) of my parent/guardian, and agree that they will be sent an email asking for their consent to have me participate in this program.

My parent's email:
(Fill in only if you are under 12 and need their consent to participate.)

By selecting one of the following options, I am verifying that: I have read the Letter of Information and all of my questions have been answered.

I consent to participate in this research study.

About You

Here are some questions about you. We plan to use this information to help us understand who is participating in the activities and programs that are being evaluated. This information will also help us understand how youth engagement may be similar or different depending on age, gender, ethnicity, language, income and what part of the country you live in. You do not have to answer anything you do not want to; all questions are optional.

What is your birthdate?

What gender do you identify with? (Please choose all that apply)
Third Gender
I prefer not to say
My gender does not fit into any of these check boxes

The following question and answers are based on the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS).
People living in Canada come from many different cultural and racial backgrounds.
What cultural/racial group(s) do you identify with? (Please choose all that apply)
First Nations - status or non status
Latin American
South Asian (e.g. Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, etc.)
Southeast Asian (e.g. Cambodian, Laotian, Indonesian, etc.)
West Asian (e.g. Afghan, Iranian, Turkish, etc.)
I prefer not to say
My cultural/racial group does not fit into any of these check boxes

Do you consider yourself to be... (Please choose all that apply)
Bisexual (attracted to more than one gender)
Heterosexual/Straight (attracted to others of the opposite gender)
Homosexual/Gay (attracted to others of the same gender)
Lesbian (woman attracted to other women)
Queer (anyone who does not identify as only heterosexual)
Questioning (someone exploring their sexual orientation)
I prefer not to say
My sexual orientation does not fit into any of these check boxes

Were you born in a country other than Canada?

Were your parents born in a country other than Canada?

Do you live in a town or community that is smaller than 10,000 people?

Do you live more than an hour's drive from a city?

When you are at home or with your family, what language(s) do you usually speak? (Please choose all that apply)
I prefer not to say
First Nations Language
Speak another language

Do you have enough money to meet your basic needs (food, housing, clothing, health care)?

Do you have enough money (from a job, parents/guardians, etc.) to do the fun things you'd like to do?

Who do you live with? (Please choose all that apply)
Birth/Adoptive Mom
Birth/Adoptive Dad
Step Mom
Step Dad
Foster Parents
Other Relatives
My Child/Children
Live on my Own
Staff/Residents of Group Home
Staff/Residents of Closed Custody Facility
I prefer not to say

What city or town do you live in?

What province/territory do you live in?

If you live outside of Canada, what country do you live in?

What is your postal code?

What grade are you in?

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If you have checked the consent box (above) and entered the security code, then click to register for Sharing the Stories.

Click here to review the Letter of Information and Consent.

Letter of Information and Consent

Study Title: Sharing the Stories
Name of Researchers: Christa Romaldi, The Students Commission of Canada
Ben Kutsyuruba, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University

We are asking participants in this program to take part in a research study examining how youth and young adults engage in this program. If you agree to participate, your survey results will be added to the survey results of youth and young adults across the country. There are no known risks for taking part in this study.

There is no obligation for you to say yes to take part in this study. You don’t have to answer any questions you don’t want to. You can stop participating at any time without penalty. You may withdraw from the study for three months after completing the study by contacting Christa Romaldi at There are no direct benefits to you for participating in this research.

We will keep your data securely indefinitely. Your confidentiality will be protected to the extent possible by replacing your name with a unique code for all data and in all publications. The code list linking real names with unique codes will be stored separately and securely from the data. Other than the research team, only research assistants who have signed a Confidentiality Agreement will have access to any of the data.

We hope to publish the results of this study in academic journals and present them at conferences. All information will be presented at the group level. There will be no way to trace your responses directly to you.

If you have any ethics concerns please contact the General Research Ethics Board (GREB) at 1-844-535-2988 (Toll free in North America) or

If you have any questions about the research, please contact Dr. Ben Kutsyuruba at or 613-533-3049 or Christa Romaldi at or 416-597-8297.

This Letter of Information provides you with the details to help you make an informed choice. All your questions should be answered to your satisfaction before you decide whether or not to participate in this research study.

Keep one copy of the Letter of Information for your records.

Diagram of Sharing the Stories process

What is Sharing the Stories?

  • Sharing the Stories (StS) is about amplifying youth voice so that programs, organizations, and communities can better support young people. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to have your voice heard!
  • Your participation is voluntary: you do not have to participate if you don’t want to.
  • We’re asking for your name so we can follow your journey over time.
  • Your feedback is confidential: your name will not be associated with any results and program staff will not know how you responded.
  • There are no known risks associated with participating in StS.