In the wake of urban revitalization projects in Sherbrooke, notably in the city's downtown area, the main objective of the CENTRe-Ville Équitable et en Santé (CentrÉS) study is to better understand how the physical and social environment of Sherbrooke neighbourhoods can influence neighbourhood sense of belonging, social ties and well-being among young adults. The project also aims to determine whether these elements differ between different social groups.
Phase 1 of questionnaire recruitment is complete. A big thank you to the 1470 people who answered the call!
Stay tuned for the next stages of the research!
For our second stage :
The main objective of this research project is to better understand how the physical and social environment of Sherbrooke neighborhoods can influence young adults' sense of belonging, social ties and well-being. The project also aims to determine whether these elements diverge between different social groups.
What are the benefits of participating ?
Your participation is very valuable. It helps us to advance scientific knowledge and understanding of urban environment and health equity issues. With your help, we'll find solutions to make Sherbrooke neighbourhoods healthier and more equitable !
Who is eligible ?
Anyone between the ages of 16 and 30 who lives in Sherbrooke.
What place for representativeness ?
We hope to encourage participation among young adults who identify to one or more marginalized groups based on various social factors (socioeconomic conditions, cultural community, ethnicity, gender identity, sex, etc.). We believe it is vital to hear the opinions of young adults from all backgrounds in order to truly contribute to creating equitable and health-promoting urban environments. We therefore invite anyone who identifies as such to participate!
What does participation involve ?
If you agree to take part in this research project, we'll ask you to answer a series of questions about how you perceive your neighbourhood, your social ties, your well-being and the places where you spend time. The questionnaire should take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete.
Participation in this project is voluntary, confidential and can be done online, over the phone or in person, whichever you prefer. You are entirely free to participate or not, to refuse to answer certain questions, or to withdraw at any time without prejudice or explanation. If you complete the questionnaire, you may potentially be contacted for an in-person interview. To find out if there have been any changes in your neighborhood and your health, we will contact you again in 1 or 2 years to invite you to complete a similar questionnaire.
To thank you for participating, you'll receive gift card redeemable at one of the following retailers: iTtunes, Les Libraires or President's Choice (Maxi/Provigo/Pharmaprix).
Why do we need your participation ?
Your participation is extremely important to us. It's also a unique opportunity for you to make your voice heard and tell us what you think. The answers you give will help us advance knowledge in the field of the physical and social environment of cities and health equity among young adults. They could also lead to the development of interventions to promote health and equity in Sherbrooke and other Canadian cities.
What happens to the information I disclose ?
The entire team is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of your personal informations. We will never publish any of those information that could identify you, and your name will never be associated with the answers you provide.
You can help us make a difference in promoting health and health equity among young adults! Keep an eye on our social networks for the launch of wave 2 or write to us for more information!
Thank you to our partners
Sherbrooke 16-30 Springboard
Sherbrooke Youth-Employment Hub
Sherbrooke Coalition for Street Work
Downtown Revitalization Committee
Do not hesitate to contact any of the following organizations if you need support.
1 800 263-2266
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