A measure is a way to define data that captures relevant information. For example, a demographic measure is a question or group of questions that defines someone’s age, gender, location and so on. A single measure can vary from one question (e.g., ‘What is your age?) to dozens of questions (e.g., complex psychiatric scales). SIS does not charge for measures because we select ones that are generally open access and free to use. We only charge for the cost of adding measures to instruments and data visualizations.

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One question that asks, "In which country were you born?". Answer is short text box.

10 questions that ask about equity in service delivery, as a self-assessment tool for organizations providing heath care services.

One question, "How would you describe yourself?" with answer options White, South Asian (e.g., East Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, etc.), Chinese, Black, Filipino, Latin American, Arab, Southeast Asian (e.g., Vietnamese, Cambodian, Malaysian, Laotian, etc.), West Asian (e.g., Iranian, Afghan, etc.), Korean, Japanese and Other. The options are used in national surveys by Statistics Canada.

One question ("What is your gender?") with 4 options: Female, Male, Gender diverse, and 'Prefer not to say'.

This interview protocol is designed to be used by staff or volunteers with clients and program participants. It can be done individually or in a group, on the phone or face-to-face. It can be translated into any language on the fly by the interviewer, so it doesn’t require respondents to use English or to read […]

One question asking "What languages do you speak?" Options are English, French, Other

One question, "Using a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 means "Very dissatisfied" and 10 means "Very satisfied", how do you feel about your life as a whole right now?"

11 questions covering the 8 behaviours of effective managers, rated on 5 point scale from Strongly disagree to Strongly agree. Example: "My manager regularly shares relevant information from his/her manager and senior leaders."

17 question 'outcome survey' designed for adults receiving a wide range of social services. You can hide questions that are not relevant to your programs.

This group of 19 questions is used for screening for social and behavioural risks for health. It consists of several brief measures combined together in one panel, including general health, alcohol use, exercise, food security, income and education. The questions are rated according to different scales - see this online form for details.

Quick suggestion poll (3 questions) that asks for one open-ended suggestion, a priority rating (Very important, Important, Not very important), and a category.

This tool is intended for teams to take and discuss the results with each other, leading to a better understanding of their own team dynamics and identifying ways to improve.  A sample question: "When team members say they’ll get something done, they do." There are five scales which show the behaviours of effective teams: Psychological safety, Team dependability, Structure and clarity, Meaning, and Impact.

Survey for staff and volunteers based on the Team Effectiveness measure. Includes open-ended suggestions.