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This questionnaire is designed for people who work in the electrical industry as part of a project by the British Columbia Electrical Association (BCEA) to help foster a more diverse and inclusive electrical industry.

The purpose of this questionnaire is to better understand the electrical industry as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and related topics. Specifically, this questionnaire gathers information about how familiar industry members are with certain terms and concepts, the extent to which these topics are discussed in the industry, indicators of industry diversity and inclusion, and what people would most like to learn in relation to these topics. The questionnaire also includes demographic questions to support meaningful data analysis.

BCEA has retained Principia Assessments Ltd. (an independent consultant) to assist with this work. BCEA and Principia Assessments Ltd. will use these survey results to help identify learning opportunities and as a baseline to evaluate project success.

This questionnaire consists of 35 questions. Completion is expected to take about 12 minutes.

When responding to questions, please respond from your perspective rather than on behalf of a group, organization, or as an industry.

Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us. Your responses are anonymous; results will be tabulated collectively to protect and respect individual contributions. We will protect the confidentiality of any such information, whether disclosed before or after this questionnaire, and whether or not described as "confidential" at the time of receipt. For more information on our privacy policy, visit knowprincipia.com/legal.

If you have any questions concerning this questionnaire, please contact Dan Garcia, Principia Assessments Ltd. at dan@knowprincipia.com.

Thank you for your participation!

 
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* 1. Do you work in the electrical industry?

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* 2. For how long have you been in the electrical industry?

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* 3. The purpose of BCEA's project is to to increase awareness and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and related topics; and promote and engage in meaningful discussion on these topics. Based on the information you have, do you support BCEA's initiative?

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* 4. In general, how familiar are you with diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and terms?

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* 5. Please rate your degree of familiarity with the following terms and concepts using the following scale:

  I do not recognize this term I recognize this term I know what this term means I use this term I can explain this term to others
Belonging
Diversity
Equity
Inclusion
Privilege
Representation
Social justice
Unconscious bias

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* 6. Please rate your degree of familiarity with the following terms and concepts using the following scale:

  I do not recognize this term I recognize this term I know what this term means I use this term I can explain this term to others
Accessibility
Allyship
Anti-racism
Colonialism
Discrimination
Intersectionality
Oppression
Positionality
Systemic racism

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* 7. Please rate your degree of familiarity with the following terms and concepts using the following scale:

  I do not recognize this term I recognize this term I know what this term means I use this term I can explain this term to others
Antisemitism
Homophobia
Islamophobia
Racism
Sexism
Transphobia
Xenophobia

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* 8. How frequently do you have discussions (at work and outside of work) on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion?

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* 9. Some discussions are more superficial (i.e. do not result in personal reflection, development, action, or change) and some are more meaningful (i.e. result in reflection, analysis, or behaviour change). Generally, are your discussions on these topics more superficial or deep/meaningful?

Superficial Deep/Meaningful
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* 10. What would you most like to learn about in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion?

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* 11. Were you aware of BCEA's monthly speaker series on diversity, equity, and inclusion?

The next section includes some questions about inclusion in the electrical industry. Please rate the following 9 statements on a scale from “Strongly agree” to “Strongly disagree.”

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* 12. I feel like I belong in the electrical industry.

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* 13. My relationships in the electrical industry are as satisfying as I would want them to be.

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* 14. I feel like I can be my authentic self in the electrical industry.

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* 15. The work goals I have for myself are being met in the electrical industry.

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* 16. I know what constitutes good performance in my role in the electrical industry.

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* 17. I receive meaningful recognition for doing good work in the electrical industry.

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* 18. I feel comfortable expressing my opinions to others in the electrical industry.

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* 19. I believe leadership in the electrical industry will take appropriate action in response to incidents of harassment and discrimination.

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* 20. I have the skills to address harassment or discrimination that I witness in the electrical industry.

The following questions concern your experiences of discrimination, harassment, or exclusion. As with all questions in this survey, these questions are optional.

For the purposes of these questions, discrimination, harassment, or exclusion may relate to age, marital status, family status, creed or religion, physical disability, mental disability, racialization, colour, ancestry, place of origin, national origin, citizenship, social condition, political belief or activity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy), or other factors.

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* 21. Have you experienced discrimination, harassment, or exclusion during your work in the electrical industry?

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* 22. Have you observed discrimination, harassment, or exclusion during your work in the electrical industry?

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* 23. Have you had access to resources to address discrimination, harassment, or exclusion?

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* 24. Is there anything you would like to share about your experience or the resources available to help you address a discrimination or harassment issue?

The following demographic questions are designed to help us better understand how diverse groups of people may experience policies, programs, and initiatives. These questions are based on data standards for the identification and monitoring of discrimination. As with all questions in this survey, these questions are optional.

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* 25. Do you identify as First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit? If yes, select all that apply.

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* 26. Race is a social construct, not a reflection of personal identity (as distinct from individual, ethnic, or cultural identity). In our society, people are often described by their race or racial background. For example, some people are considered “White” or “Black” or “East/Southeast Asian,” etc. Which race category best describes you? Select all that apply.

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* 27. Ethnic origin refers to a person’s ethnic or cultural origins. Ethnic groups have a common identity, heritage, ancestry, or historical past, often with identifiable cultural, linguistic, and/or religious characteristics. What is your ethnic or cultural origin(s)?

For example, Canadian, Chinese, East Indian, English, Italian, Filipino, Scottish, Irish, Anishnaabe, Ojibway, Mi'kmaq, Cree, Haudenosaunee, Métis, Inuit, Portuguese, German, Polish, Dutch, French, Jamaican, Pakistani, Iranian, Sri Lankan, Korean, Ukrainian, Lebanese, Guyanese, Somali, Colombian, Jewish, etc. 

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* 28. What is your religion and/or spiritual affiliation? Select all that apply.

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* 29. In what year were you born?

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* 30. How would you describe your gender?

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* 31. How would you describe your sexual orientation?

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* 32. What is the highest degree or level of education you have completed?

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* 33. Do you consider yourself to have a physical, mental, emotional, or other type of condition or disability?

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* 34. Which of the following best describes the position you hold in your company?

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* 35. Do you have any other comments or questions?

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