Given the diversity of our partners’ experience, DPM Research has a relatively broad clientele. This is a description of the types of organizations with which DPM  team members have recently worked and the specific content areas within which we have experience.

Types of organizations

Government: DPM team members work with multiple levels of government, both in Canada and internationally. We have significant experience contributing to the evaluations of federal and provincial programs, many of which include extensive partnerships with municipal governments. In addition, team members have worked with governments to develop policies and implementation plans. 

Higher education: Our team members work extensively with higher education organizations, including universities, colleges, technical institutes, and associations. Our understanding of the particular needs and challenges of these organizations is rooted on our many years of work experience in these environments undertaking various project within a variety of roles and responsibilities.

Not-for-profit groups: DPM team members consult with not-for-profit groups for many projects including community groups, service agencies, research groups, professional associations and cultural groups. Often these groups are key stakeholders and partners for the various programs and initiatives that are the subject of evaluations, performance measurement and research.

Private sector: We work with private sector clients to provide them with organizational analysis and planning services, performance measurement, and proposal/business case preparation. We also collaborate with other consulting firms and independent contractors as needed by the project.

Content areas


  • Post-Secondary Education: DPM partners have experience in numerous areas relevant to the post-secondary sector, including: policy development and interpretation, accountability, financial modelling and projections, demand projection, evaluation of scholarship programs, retention analysis, time to completion, engagement and satisfaction surveys, alumni experience and integration to the work place, international students, on-line education, economic impact on the regional economy, economic valuation of research, investment for infrastructure, and bibliometric research.

  • Science, Research and Innovation: DPM team members have extensive experience in various aspects of science research and innovation including funding for basic and applied research, evaluation of research grants and research development programs, evaluation of employment outcomes in the scientific sector determination of the economic impact of research investment projects, economic and financial return on government investment, policies to promote innovation, and successful research proposal development.

  • Economic and Community Development: DPM partners have experience with infrastructure funding programs for municipalities, researching factors for developing community resilience, rural and urban community development models, community economic impacts from various initiatives and organizations, evaluation of employment and skills development programming for various populations including youth, older workers, Aboriginal, at-risk populations, and organization of nature conservation areas.

  • Health and Wellness: DPM team members have extensive experience working on population and public health issues including developing and managing large-scale community health assessments regarding environmental health concerns, health indicator surveillance, evaluating public health programming in the areas of nutrition, chronic illness, injury prevention, health promotion, immunization, mental health and addictions, and assessing insurance models, and funding for health infrastructure projects.

  • Indigenous Issues: The DPM team has worked in various capacities with programming centered on the needs of indigenous groups in Canada. This has resulted in unique experience and skills in consulting with various members of Aboriginal communities including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. These consultations have focused on issues concerning health and wellness, environment, employment, economic and community development, and youth.

  • Social and Cultural Issues: Team members have worked in the areas of housing and homelessness, youth development and participation, volunteering and giving, cultural and language exchanges, and arts and culture promotion and marketing.