Ottawa Youth Sex Survey 2.0

Planned Parenthood Ottawa & Carleton University are conducting research to help improve access to sexual and reproductive health services for youth in Ottawa.

We are looking to hear from youth between the ages of 16-24 who live in Ottawa! The survey can be found at:

The online survey will take about 20 minutes to complete, and will be available from December 15, 2012 to February 15, 2013.

The Carleton University School of Social Work, in partnership with Planned Parenthood Ottawa, will be conducting research to inquire about what barriers youth might be facing in accessing sexual and reproductive health services, including information, in Ottawa. In addition, we will also be looking to youth to identify suggestions for the future to overcome current barriers.

The research project is titled, “Ottawa Youth Sex Survey 2.0: Accessing Sexual Health Services” and will involve the implementation of an online survey targeted towards youth between the ages 16-24 in Ottawa. The outcomes of this research will illustrate if youth are accessing sexual health services, perceived and experienced barriers accessing sexual health services, and suggestions for barrier reduction as identified by youth. 

This research project is being conducted by five students in the Masters of Social Work program at Carleton University: Courtney Desaulniers, Danielle Gaucher, Lauren Gouchie, Christine Hignett, and Brittany Martell. Melissa Redmond from the Faculty of Social Work supervises the research team. 

The research study has been reviewed and cleared by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board (613-520-2517 or If you have further questions or wish to acquire additional information about this project, please contact Professor Melissa Redmond at 613-520-2600 ex. 2998. You can also contact the research team at>.

Thank you in advance for your time,


Courtney Desaulniers
Danielle Gaucher
Lauren Gouchie
Christine Hignett
Brittany Martell

Research Supervisor: Melissa Redmond

School of Social Work c/o Melissa Redmond
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON Canada K1S 5B6
Tel: (613) 520-2600 ext 2998