For more than a decade, Pollara has provided these annual bursaries to the top statistical methods students in the political science departments at Carleton University and the University of Toronto. Recipients must demonstrate sophisticated proficiency with advanced statistical methods as well as excellence in using these techniques to illuminate deep insights and distill a clear understanding of the human themes and dynamics at play within public opinion datasets.



Pollara is a proud stakeholder and partner of Healthy Minds Canada – a leading Canadian mental health and addiction research organization. We regularly provide HMC with custom research and research-related advice on a pro bono basis.

HMC is a national charitable organization that was founded in 1980 and since this time has funded close to 400 research projects at 42 universities and teaching hospitals across Canada. In addition to funding the best mental health and addiction research in Canada, HMC hosts workshops and symposia across the country and publishes resources and tools to translate the outcomes of mental health and addiction research and deliver this valuable information to those who need it the most.

Currently, Pollara is proud to be helping Healthy Minds Canada with the development of their first in a series of mental health apps:  a game that is designed to promote empathy among youth while tackling the issue of bullying. Through regular longitudinal in-game surveys, Pollara will continuously measure the impact of the game upon players as they progress through the various levels, including assessments of change in emotional response and levels of awareness and understanding. You can help Health Minds Canada get their game to market by donating to their indiegogo campaign at