Opportunity to Participate in Research

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Call for participants for input on a new website to subscribe to updates about government services

Do you have 30 minutes to test a new website to subscribe to learn about the most current government programs?

We at the Canadian Digital Service (CDS) are working to create a clear, understandable website for people without a high level of confidence with technology. Website users will be able to subscribe to receive updates about new Canadian programs by email or SMS as they become available.

We are looking for people who are in one or both of the following categories:

  • Have experience with high stress situations such as an emergency or a crisis.
  • With a low to medium comfort level with technology to participate. This is not an exact definition but if forms sometimes make you nervous or stressed this is the study for you!

The research session will be about 30 minutes and you will receive a $25 dollar gift card for your time.

During the research session we will:

  • Share a prototype of the website with you
  • Ask you to complete a series of short tasks on the site so that we can understand what might need to be improved
  • Ask you a few simple questions about your use of technology.

Interviews will be scheduled September 9 - 17th between 9 AM and 5 PM EST.

To participate or learn more, please email Jeana Frost.

Jeana Frost

Phone: 343-550-5940

Email: Jeana.Frost@tbs-sct.gc.ca

Privacy Notice

Giving the Canadian Digital Service (CDS) your contact information is completely voluntary.

If you respond to this opportunity, your name, email address, phone number, language preference, and use of assistive technology or adaptive strategies will be collected by CDS. This personal information will only be used to contact you about the study, and will not be connected to what you tell us during the research session if you choose to participate.

This personal information will not be used for any "administrative purposes". This means that it will not be used to make any decisions that affect your employment or access to Government of Canada services.

CDS is a program within the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) of Canada.

  • The collection and use of your personal information by TBS is authorized by the Financial Administration Act.
  • Collection and use of your personal information for correspondence is in accordance with the federal Privacy Act. Under the Privacy Act, individuals have the right of protection, access to and correction or notation of their personal information.
  • The Standard Personal Information Bank entitled “Outreach Activities, PSU 938”, describes the personal information that may be written down. Personal information collected to provide you with compensation is described in PSU 931, Accounts Payable.

If you have any comments or concerns about what you read here, or about your privacy rights, you may contact:

TBS Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator

Email: ATIP.AIPRP@tbs-sct.gc.ca

Telephone: 1-866-312-1511

You have the right to complain to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada about the handling of your personal information.

Email: info@priv.gc.ca

Telephone: 1-800-282-1376