HELP Violates Privacy Protection Practices it Claims to Follow

HELP Violates Privacy Protection Practices it Claims to Follow: HELP claims to follow Statistics Canada’s procedures, but unlike HELP, Statistics Canada requires verbal or written parental consent for surveys of parents, children, and children’s teachers. See PDF below of Jan 2011 e-mail from Statistics Canada answering Kids First questions on privacy and consent.

Jan 2011. Statistics Canada – email response (PDF): “Re: Privacy and Consent