Canadian Community Panel

The Canadian Community Panel is a CHASR-developed and curated panel of Canadian residents, 18 years of age and older, who have consented to be contacted by CHASR for future research on a variety of topics. Panelists may be asked to partake in online survey-based research, experimental research, or interviews and focus groups through CHASR.

Unlike many existing online panels, the Canadian Community Panel recruits its members through rigorous and robust probability-based sampling methods. This ensures a more representative sample that more closely aligns with the general demographic make-up of Canada.

Participants are recruited into the Canadian Community Panel through the CHASR Canadian Omnibus Telephone Survey, conducted each March, June, September, and December. Because panelists in the Canadian Community Panel have consented to be contacted for future research, they provide a ready, convenient, and representative sample with a Canadian focus.

The Canadian Community Panel includes a number of core demographic variables that allow researchers to target specific populations within Canada. Panelists may be recruited to complete a study based on gender, geographic location, age, education, occupational status, household income, or a combination of two or more of these variables.

There is no set minimum number of panelists that may be recruited to any study, while the maximum number of participants is dependent on the total number of active panelists in the Canadian Community Panel at the time of the study. Additional panelists will be added to the Canadian Community Panel each quarter (March, June, September and December) at the conclusion of each CHASR Canadian Omnibus Telephone Survey.

The following table outlines the number of panelists currently available through the Canadian Community Panel by each core demographic variable:

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Saskatchewan Community Panel

The Saskatchewan Community Panel is a CHASR-developed and curated panel of Saskatchewan residents, 18 years of age and older, who have consented to be contacted by CHASR for future research on a variety of topics. Panelists may be asked to partake in online survey-based research, experimental research, or interviews and focus groups through CHASR.

Unlike many existing online panels, the Saskatchewan Community Panel recruits its members through rigorous and robust probability-based sampling methods. This ensures a more representative sample that more closely aligns with the general demographic make-up of the Province of Saskatchewan.

Participants are recruited into the Saskatchewan Community Panel through the CHASR Saskatchewan Omnibus Telephone Survey, conducted each March, June, September, and December. Because panelists in the Saskatchewan Community Panel have consented to be contacted for future research, they provide a ready, convenient, and representative sample with a Saskatchewan focus.

The Saskatchewan Community Panel includes a number of core demographic variables that allow researchers to target specific populations within Saskatchewan. Panelists may be recruited to complete a study based on gender, geographic location, age, education, occupational status, household income, or a combination of two or more of these variables.

There is no set minimum number of panelists that may be recruited to any study, while the maximum number of participants is dependent on the total number of active panelists in the Saskatchewan Community Panel at the time of the study. Additional panelists will be added to the Saskatchewan Community Panel each quarter (March, June, September and December) at the conclusion of each CHASR Saskatchewan Omnibus Telephone Survey.

The following table outlines the number of panelists currently available through the Saskatchewan Community Panel by each core demographic variable:

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Third Party Panel Partners

In partnership with EKOS Research Associates and AskingCanadians by Delvinia, CHASR can help to facilitate the recruitment of general-population Canadian and international research participants, in addition to custom-tailored research samples. We work closely with our third party panel partners on your behalf to recruit research participants based on a number of demographic variables, including geographic location, age, sex, income, education, occupation, family size and composition, among many others.

 


Qualitative Research Recruitment

CHASR can assist with participant recruitment and management for qualitative research projects in one of several ways:

  • The researcher or client may provide CHASR a list with the names and contact information (telephone number and/or e-mail address) of potential participants meeting pre-determined eligibility criteria.
  • If the researcher or client does not have a contact list, CHASR may assist in generating one through various outreach methods, or work in conjunction with our telephone survey laboratory to generate a list.
  • Via a survey. Online surveys can be generated with the primary or secondary goal of focus group and/or interview recruitment. CHASR can utilize the generated list to randomize and stratify sampling appropriately.
  • Generation of letters of invitation, e-mail, and telephone correspondence to confirm participants.
  • Following-up with participants throughout data collection, as needed.
  • CHASR can organize and issue participant payments via in-person cash payments or issuing Interac e-transfers to Canadian participants.
  • If another type of compensation is preferred (i.e., entering a draw to win a prize, gift-card), CHASR will work with the researcher or client to employ that type of participant remuneration.