We are preparing to conduct a series of one-on-one interviews on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) about extreme temperatures in Northern Canada. ECCC is mandated to provide timely weather forecasts and alerts to Canadians in order for them to protect themselves, their families, and the environment in which they live. Through this mandate and research, ECCC’s goal is to determine how best to modernize service for Canadians in Northern Canada.  ECCC hopes to do this by applying what is learned from you during these interviews to deliver weather information as needed directly to Indigenous Peoples and their communities.

We are asking you to participate in a discussion to share your views on extreme temperatures. Participation is voluntary.  We are interested in hearing your opinions; no attempt will be made to sell you anything or change your point of view.  The format is a one-on-one interview, lasting between 30 to 40 minutes, with a research professional. The interviews will take place over the phone.  All opinions expressed will remain anonymous and views will be grouped together to ensure no individual can be identified.  Participants will receive an honorarium of $200 for their participation. But before we invite you to attend, we need to ask you a few questions to ensure that we get a good mix and variety of people.

If you have any questions or concerns about this opportunity, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

Thank you for your time and I hope you agree to continue.

Michael Szajewski (he/him)
CEO, Indigenous Link

Proud citizen of the Metis Nation of Ontario