Blog: 2017

Outlook 2018: BC NDP faces pressure to deliver on campaign promises

By Mario Canseco for Business In Vancouver The year that is about to end was unlike any other in British Columbia’s political history. A close provincial election ultimately gave us two speeches from the throne, a government... Read more

Vancouver Insights Centre Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary

Two years ago, Insights West took ownership of one of Vancouver’s most highly regarded focus group and meeting facilities, re-branding and re-opening it as Vancouver Insights Centre. Several improvements to the Centre have been made this... Read more

Canadians’ view of residential schools varies by age and region

By: Mario Canseco “Instead of the isolation and neglect of the past, a free and equal chance with children in urban centres.” This is the voice of a male narrator in a March 1955 CBC television piece about Canada’s residential schools. Since that... Read more

Omnibus Insights Delivers Actionable Results

Besides helping us successfully predict 23 elections in a row, Insights West's weekly Omnibus provides an accurate assessment of public sentiment and impacts several decisions in our community. Here are some examples of... Read more

Don’t Let Semantics Stop Momentum on Child Care

By: Mario Canseco The early days of a new government are always tough. There are many choices at hand, decisions to be made and voters to please. In the case of B.C., the agreement between the province’s NDP and the... Read more

Do you have an important question you’d like to ask British Columbians?

Omnibus Insights is the perfect vehicle to gauge the opinions of 800 BC residents quickly, easily and accurately at a fraction of the cost of a stand-alone project. Insights West has successfully predicted 23 election outcomes using... Read more

Insights West Accurately Calls BC Election

  This month’s election will go down in the history books as BC’s closest provincial election in a nail-biting, electric conclusion. It was also a significant night for Insights West, because once again,... Read more

Five Things to Ponder When Looking at Polls

By Mario Canseco 1) “A snapshot” A public opinion poll is not predictive of behaviour that will take place a week, a month or a year later. Pollsters track perceptions of residents on a wide range of issues every day, both... Read more

Insights West Celebrates its 5th Anniversary!

  Today, we celebrate our 5th anniversary of our date of incorporation! Here’s our fifth annual “Top 10 Accomplishments” that celebrate our milestones and achievements over the past year. 1.    Strong growth. This past year, we grew... Read more

Vancouver Insights Centre Opens BC’s Most Innovative New Focus Group Room

We are excited to announce that we have recently constructed and opened a brand new focus group room that truly is one of a kind in British Columbia. Several features about our addition are unique and make us stand... Read more

Top 10 Insights from 2016

Every year, Insights West publishes approximately 50 public press releases on topics as diverse as municipal and provincial elections, bridge tolls, bike lanes, charitable giving, gas-fracking, road safety, housing affordability, employee satisfaction, social media trends, and many other topics.... Read more