Prior to conducting any interviews with community members the JMRFN applied for ethics clearance and a research permit from the Aurora Research Institute. The JMRFN ethics clearance application was approved September 10, 2010. A copy of the letter of approval and the research permit are included in Appendix 2.
An interview guide was developed that includes instructions on how to conduct the interview, and the questions to be asked. This document was reviewed and approved by the Project Lead. A standard consent form was also drafted prior to the interviews, and reviewed and approved by the Project Lead. A copy of both the finalized interview guide and the consent form are included in Appendix 3 and Appendix 4 respectively.
As part of the youth engagement strategy proposed for this project to raise awareness among youth about climate change and its impacts at the community level, PACTeam Canada prepared a presentation about climate change, an experiment to demonstrate what an enhanced greenhouse gas effect is, and a school assignment for the students to complete. A copy of the lesson plan for the experiment conducted is included in Appendix 5.