Dear Student,

Welcome to the Anima Leadership Focus Group selection page. You are invited to participate in a focus group as part of a research study about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at Branksome Hall.  Our purpose in asking you to join us for a conversation is to help Branksome Hall understand the student experience and the ways in which it can be more diverse, equitable and inclusive. 

This study is being conducted by Anima Leadership. We are working independently and Branksome  Hall will not be aware of your participation. The information you will share with us if you participate  in this study will be kept completely confidential and only shared in a way that demonstrates themes  that may arise from the student experience at Branksome Hall. 

The focus groups sessions will be audio recorded only for the purpose of ensuring we are precise in  the information we collect. The recordings will not be shared with anybody outside the research team at Anima Leadership. The recordings will only be used for the purposes of creating data summaries and will be deleted once the project is complete in Spring 2022. 

The focus groups will take about 90-120 minutes and will take place:

  • LGBTQ2S+ Focus Group – November 3, 4-6pm
  • BIPOC Focus Group – November 10, 4-6pm
  • Black Focus Group – November 18, 4-6pm
  • Open to all Focus Group, November 25, 4-6pm

If you have any questions about this study, please contact James Beaton, Director of Research and Special Projects at Anima Leadership, at 

By agreeing to participate in this focus group, you are consenting to participate in this study and have read and understood the Informed Consent letter.

Please note that there are limited spots for participation and to ensure richness of conversation we are keeping participant numbers per group between 8-12 students. 

Branksome Hall Student Focus Groups: Gr 9-12 – November 2021

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