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In a rapidly changing world, it is necessary to constantly rethink the prevailing wisdom …
EKOS has long been an industry leader in innovative and reliable syndicated research. For over fifteen years, EKOS' Rethinking line of syndicated studies have received considerable attention from the media, and are widely respected as some of the most thorough examinations of the issues facing both private and public organizations today. Unlike omnibus studies, EKOS' syndicated projects are designed as true partnerships among the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, enabling sponsors to tailor each of the studies to their specific needs while benefitting from a wide variety of perspectives.
Since the inception of the first of these studies, Rethinking Government, in 1994, this series of syndicated studies has created a rich database of views from well over 50,000 Canadians on a wide-ranging number of issues. This enables clients to analyze how views on, for example, immigration or government priorities have evolved over time.
Furthermore, recognizing the growing integration of the North American marketplace, the studies now include comparative surveys with American respondents on key indicators.
EKOS' current line of Rethinking studies include Rethinking Government, Rethinking the Information Highway, Rethinking Citizen Engagement, Rethinking North American Integration, Rethinking Science and Society, Rethinking Energy and Sustainable Development, and Rethinking Canada's Aging Population.
In addition to the Rethinking line of syndicated studies, EKOS has also introduced the Security Monitor. The Security Monitor is designed to provide decision-makers with a regular flow of information on Canadian's attitudes to internal and external security threats and related government responses, with monthly surveys of Canadians.
In addition to these subscription products, EKOS can also offer Citizen Engagement Through Scientific Public Consultation (SPC). Over the past five years, EKOS has developed a technique called Scientific Public Consultation, a practical and cost effective way of bringing the representative and considered judgement of the public to the policy table. Using this metholology, EKOS can tailor SPC to meet a client's specific needs based on considerations such as the topic, timeframe, involvement of stakeholders, and available budget.