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Survey: Healthy Parks Healthy People

Share your feedback on how we can improve access to and raise awareness of nature’s health benefits. We want to hear from health care providers, environmental organizations, educators, the tourism industry and people who visit our provincial parks about their awareness of the relationship between nature and human health. Your feedback will be used to help improve Ontario Parks’ programs, policies and partnerships.

Closing date: November 25, 2019.

This survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.

Before starting this survey, learn more about the link between nature and human health.

Section 1: Tell us about yourself

Which of the following statements best describes you?

Health care provider

We’re interested in hearing about how you apply nature to your health care work and your ideas on how to promote the relationship between nature and human health. All questions are optional.

1. Prior to today, how aware were you of the link between human health and nature?
2. Do you currently counsel patients to spend time in nature in your health care work?
9. Are you interested in engaging further with Ontario Parks on our Healthy Parks Healthy People program?

Public health stakeholder

We’re interested in your ideas on how to better promote the relationship between nature and human health. All questions are optional.

1. Prior to today, how aware were you of the link between human health and nature?
2. Are you or your organization currently promoting nature as good for human health?
6. Are there opportunities to incorporate nature into the work you do?
10. Are you interested in engaging further with Ontario Parks on Healthy Parks Healthy People?

Representative from the education sector

We’re interested in your ideas on how to better promote the relationship between nature and human health. All questions are optional.

1. Prior to today, how aware were you of the link between human health and nature?
2. Are you or your organization currently promoting the health benefits of nature as a way to support education goals?
6. Are you interested in engaging further with Ontario Parks on Healthy Parks Healthy People?

Representative from the tourism sector

We’re interested in your ideas on how to better promote the relationship between nature and human health. All questions are optional.

1. Prior to today, how aware were you of the link between human health and nature?
2. Are you or your organization currently promoting the health benefits of nature as a way to support tourism goals?
6. Are you interested in engaging further with Ontario Parks on Healthy Parks Healthy People?

Researcher 

We’re interested in your feedback on the existing research linking nature and human health and ideas on how to conduct more research on this topic. Please share your feedback on any or all questions.

4. Are you interested in engaging further with Ontario Parks on our Healthy Parks Healthy People program?

Representative of a park or environmental organization

We want to hear your feedback and ideas about how to develop nature and human health programs. All questions are optional.

2. Do you currently offer any programs that use nature as a tool to enhance human health?
6. Are you interested in engaging further with Ontario Parks on our Healthy Parks Healthy People program?

Member of the general public

We want to hear about your experience with nature and human health and ideas for how we can use nature to improve human health.  All questions are optional.

2. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the statement, “visiting parks and nature makes me healthier”?
3. Are you aware of any programs that use nature to improve human health?
6. Are you interested in engaging further with Ontario Parks on Healthy Parks Healthy People?

Other/I am not represented on this list

We’re interested in your feedback and ideas about how to promote the relationship between nature and human health. All questions are optional.

2. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the statement, “visiting parks and nature makes me healthier”?
3. Are you aware of any programs that use nature to improve human health?
6. Are you interested in engaging further with Ontario Parks on Healthy Parks Healthy People?

Your privacy matters

Your personal information is being collected in order to help us better to support the relationship between nature and human health. Your responses will be reviewed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. Your feedback may also be used in a summary report about this survey.

Some of the non-identifying information shared may be used by Cabinet Office, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and their service providers to measure website analytics, performance and to improve our services.

Your information will not be placed on mailing lists or released to any third party, except as may be authorized by law. For questions on how personal information collected on this page will be used, please see our Privacy Statement. or contact:
 

Anne Craig, Senior Marketing Specialist
300 Water St. Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 3C7
705-750-8055
anne.craig@ontario.ca