About us

Shared intelligence for Canada’s environment

Canada’s environmental movement needs stronger campaigns, engaging more Canadians and targeting a variety of backgrounds. To develop these, members need access to rigorous research on public attitudes about a broad range of environmental issues: climate change and pipelines, air quality and marine conservation, endangered species, parks, toxics, etc.

Industries commission such research and frequently use the results to shape public debates — in ways that weaken environmental protection, too often. Charities and non-profits often lack access to the best data, however, as governments no longer provide it and private surveys can be expensive, narrowly focused and difficult to interpret.

EcoAnalytics will fill this gap. An innovative joint venture of leading charities, non-profit organizations and university researchers, it will conduct relevant new research on a wide range of environmental issues — and encourage collaboration to make best use of its rich data.

Research

In its inaugural year, EcoAnalytics will field and report on two in-depth, nationally representative telephone surveys: the largest fielding questions on a broad range of environmental issues, another drilling down on climate and energy (results of one question are shown above), specifically. Read more.

Partners and Subscribers

EcoAnalytics is generously supported by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and Metcalf Foundation.

Organizations, businesses and public agencies can draw on the rich data at one of two levels: as Subscribers or Partners (see table of products and services for each).

Members of the coalition that established EcoAnalytics serve as the Executive Partners: the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecology Action Centre, Environmental Defence, Équiterre, Greenpeace, Pembina Institute and West Coast Environmental Law.

Products & privileges Subscribers Partners Executive Partners
Final report (PDF)
Opportunity to give feedback afterwards
Basic webinar presenting the results
Final report (PDF & hardcopy)
Advanced webinar analyzing the results
Detailed results cross-tabulations and figures
Input into annual Panoramic Survey (Modules 3 and 4)
On-demand cross-tabulations and figures
Input into the Panoramic survey (Modules 1 and 2)
Chair on the Executive Committee

Products & privileges

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Administrative team

Sidney Ribaux

sponsor and funding partner

Sidney is Executive Director of Équiterre, Quebec’s largest environmental organization and co-author of this research initiative. His passion for urban planning led him to chair the Montreal Regional Council on the Environment from 1996 to 2003. He also participated in efforts to increase funding for public transit in Quebec, as well as in Canada's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. Sidney is a former Ashoka Fellow and honorary fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Read more about Sidney

James Boothroyd

managing director

James is co-author of EcoAnalytics, a former journalist and communications consultant with broad experience in Canada’s environmental movement and international public health. As Principal of Boothroyd Communications (2012-) his clients have included many of Canada’s leading environmental groups. He has also served as Director of Communications for the David Suzuki Foundation (2010-2012) and as a writer & researcher for the World Health Organization and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (2005-2010). Read more about James

Erick Lachapelle

research partner

Erick is Associate Professor of Political Science, at  the Université de Montréal. As well as teaching environmental politics and research methods at UdM, Erick is the lead researcher for several major international and Canadian public opinion surveys addressing climate, energy and environmental issues. The focus of his research is on public attitudes toward risk and environmental issues, political communication, and the way in which public attitudes influence the development of public policy. Erick’s research has appeared in such journals as Environmental Politics, Climate Policy, Energy Policy, Global Environmental Politics and the Policy Studies Journal Read more about Erick

Richard Nadeau

research associate

Richard is Professor of Political Science at the Université de Montréal, where he teaches courses on political behaviour and research methods. His research focuses on political communication and public opinion. A Fulbright Scholar and a former chief advisor to the premier of Quebec, Richard has authored or co-authored over 175 articles in prestigious journals and chapters and books including Unsteady State, Anatomy of a Liberal Victory, Health Care Policy and Opinion in Canada and the United States, and Le comportement électoral des Québécois (Donald Smiley Award 2010). Read more about Richard

Alexandre Morin Chassé

research associate

Alexandre is a Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science of the Université de Montréal, whose research focuses on political psychology, political communication and survey methods. Prior to joining EcoAnalytics, he held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Columbia University (2014-2015), and earned a PhD in Political Science from UdM (2014). Read more about Alexandre

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