The Environics Institute for Survey Research was established by Michael Adams in 2006 to promote relevant and original public opinion and social research on important issues of public policy and social change. It is through such research that organizations and individuals can better understand Canada today, how it has been changing, and where it may be heading.
The focus of the Institute’s mandate is to survey individuals and groups not usually heard from, asking questions not normally asked. Integral to the Institute’s approach is: a) early consultation and engagement with populations to be surveyed to ensure a respectful approach in how the research is conducted; and b) broad dissemination of research findings to stimulate constructive discourse and informed responses to the research findings.
The Institute pursues this mission by:
The Institute seeks to collaborate with other organizations that share its broad objectives and want to play a substantive role in specific research initiatives (as advisors, study partners, funders, and media partners).
The Environics Institute is a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated under the laws of Ontario.
For a list of Institute projects, see here.