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


In its first three years, EcoAnalytics has fielded and reported on five in-depth, national surveys: posing questions on a broad range of environmental issues, and drilling deeply into attitudes and believes about climate and energy, specifically. Read more.

Partners and Subscribers

EcoAnalytics is a cooperative enterprise supported by its Partners and Subscribers, as well six generous Funding Partners: The  J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Metcalf Foundation, North Growth Foundation, Trottier Family Foundation, Ivey Foundation and Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada.

Organizations, businesses and public agencies can draw on the rich data by becoming Partners or Subscribers (see table of products and services).

Partners include the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Conservation Council of New Brunswick, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, Ecology Action Centre, Environmental Defence, Équiterre, Greenpeace, Nature Canada, Pembina Institute and West Coast Environmental Law.

Products & privileges Subscribers Partners
Detailed cross-tabulated results (Excel, PDF)
Final analytical reports and research notes (PDF)
Teleconference with researchers on cross-tabulated results
Opportunity for feedback to researchers
Advanced webinar analyzing the results
Use of EcoAnalytics infographics
Input into omnibus modules of Panoramic or spring survey (Modules 3 and 4)
On-demand cross-tabulations and figures
Input into tracking and thematic modules of Panoramic or spring survey (Modules 1 and 2)
Chair on the Executive Committee

Join us as a Partner or Subscriber today 

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Administrative team

James Boothroyd

Project 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

Louise Comeau

Research Associate

Louise is a researcher and instructor at the University of New Brunswick, and proprietor of Iris Communications, whose work focuses on advancing solutions to climate change. She has a PhD in Environmental Management (UNB, 2014) and master’s in environmental education and communication (Royal Roads University, 2008). Louise’s research covers climate change mitigation and adaptation policy; environmental education and communications; environmental ethics; pro-environmental behaviours; and the sociology of energy, energy literacy and climate change (including gender, health effects, and just transition). As well she has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, is a former Executive Director of the Climate Action Network Canada and has served on federal and provincial climate change related committees and delegations, including the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency. Louise has also been honoured with two Queen’s Jubilee citizenship medals.

Marjolaine Martel-Morin

Research Associate

Marjolaine is a PhD candidate in political science at l'Université de Montréal, and co-author of several EcoAnalytics reports. Her research interests focus on climate change communication and psychology, with a special concern for assessing how distinct audience segments respond to different framing strategies in Canada. As part of this work, she has a keen interest in quantitative analysis and in applying social marketing principles, such as audience segmentation, to climate change communication.

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

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