Insightwest realizes the power of communication and connection and therefore the importance of the contributions made by a host of reputable research departments, agencies and organizations to the study of energy and resource development in western Canada.

To highlight current work, we have created a list of noteworthy research departments, agencies and organizations (with accompanying links to their reports), focussed on various aspects of the oil, gas, renewable energy and mining sectors in western Canada.

Pertinent information enhances the process of discovery.  Here at Insightwest we aim to provide the key information you need to succeed.  

  • Alberta Research Council
  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
  • BC Oil and Gas Commission
  • Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers
  • Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors
  • Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Information Specialists
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting
  • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • Canadian Energy Advantage
  • Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
  • Canadian Energy Research Institute
  • Canadian Gas Association
  • Canadian Heavy Oil Association
  • Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association
  • Canadian Institute of Energy
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
  • Canadian Institute of Resources Law
  • Canadian Oil Heat Association
  • Canadian Petroleum Products Institute
  • Canadian Petroleum Safety Council
  • Canadian Society for Unconventional Gas
  • Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • Canadian Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists
  • CanmetEnergy
  • Centre for Earth Resources Research
  • Centre for Energy
  • Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers Union of Canada
  • Compressed Gas Association — Canada
  • Department of Energy, Alberta
  • Energy Council of Canada
  • Energy Resources Conservation Board, Alberta
  • Energy Services, British Columbia
  • Environmental Services Association of Alberta
  • First Nations Statistical Institute
  • Gas Processing Association of Canada
  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • Indian Oil and Gas Canada
  • Industrial Gas Users Association
  • International Association of Drilling Contractors
  • National Oil Recyclers Association
  • Oil and Gas Commission, British Columbia
  • Petroleum Accountants Society of Canada
  • Petroleum Communication Foundation
  • Petroleum Registry of Alberta
  • Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada
  • Petroleum Services Association of Canada
  • Petroleum Society of CIM
  • Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta
  • Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
  • Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada
  • Propane Gas Association of Canada Inc.
  • Public Petroleum Data Model Association
  • Ministry of Energy and Resources, Saskatchewan
  • Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia
  • Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba
  • National Energy Board
  • National Energy Business Centre of Excellence
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Saskatchewan Research Council
  • Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Western Economic Diversification

  • Alberta Chamber of Resources
  • Alberta Department of Energy
  • Alberta Mine Safety Association
  • Association for Mineral Exploration, British Columbia
  • BC Placer Miners Association
  • BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines
  • Calgary Mineral Exploration Group
  • Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association
  • Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Service
  • Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology
  • Canadian Diamond Drilling Association
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
  • Canadian Land Reclamation Association
  • Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization
  • Canadian Mining Innovation Council
  • Canadian National Energy Board
  • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • Centre for Energy
  • Centre for the Commercialization of Mining Technologies & Services
  • Coal Association of Canada
  • Energy Resources Conservation Board
  • Environment Canada
  • First Nations Statistical Institute
  • Green Mining Initiative
  • Human Resources and Social Development Canada
  • Industry and Resources
  • Manitoba Department of Science, Technology, Energy and Mines
  • Minerals and Mining Statistics Division
  • Mining Association of Alberta
  • Mining Association of Canada
  • Mining Association of British Columbia
  • Mining Association of Manitoba
  • Mining Association of Saskatchewan
  • Mining Suppliers Association of British Columbia
  • Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia
  • Mining Industry Human Resources Council, Canada
  • Ministry of Innovation, Energy and Mines, Canada
  • Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada - Minerals and Metals Sector
  • Northewest Mining Association
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
  • Saskatchewan Federation of Labour
  • Saskatchewan Geological Society
  • Saskatchewan Potash Council
  • Saskatchewan Potash Producers Association
  • Saskatchewan Research Council
  • Yukon Chamber of Mines
  • Yukon Department of Energy, Mines and Resources

  • Alberta Cogenerators Council
  • Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Alberta Green Energy Alliance
  • Canadian Association for Renewable Energies
  • Canadian Wind Energy Association
  • Centre For Energy
  • Citizens for Renewable Energy
  • International Wind Energy Academy
  • BC SEA – British Columbia Sustainable Energy
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Renewable Planet
  • Southern Alberta Alternative Energy Partnership

  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Aboriginal Affairs Coalition of Saskatchewan
  • Aboriginal Business Canada
  • Aboriginal Business and Joint Venture Programs, Canada
  • Aboriginal Business Development Services
  • Aboriginal Education Directorate, Manitoba
  • Aboriginal Human Resource Council, Saskatchewan
  • Aboriginal Opportunities Committee, Alberta
  • Aboriginal Rights Coalition of BC
  • Aboriginal Skilled Workers Association
  • Alberta Indian Investment Corporation
  • ARCNet
  • Assembly of First Nations
  • Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
  • BC Assembly of First Nations
  • British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association
  • British Columbia Treaty Commission
  • Business Development Western Region, Alberta
  • Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association
  • Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society
  • Canadian Association of Aboriginal Entrepreneurs
  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
  • Canadian Off-Reserve Indian Nations, Inc.
  • Canadian Métis Council
  • Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
  • CESO Aboriginal Services, Manitoba
  • Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
  • Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers
  • First Nations Buying Group Manitoba
  • First Nations Alliance 4 Land Management
  • First Nations Environmental Network
  • First Nations Summit
  • First Nations Technological Services Advisory Group
  • First Nations Power Technology
  • First Nations Technology Council
  • First Peoples Development, Manitoba
  • Indian Business Corporation
  • Indian Oil and Gas Canada
  • Indian Resource Council, Alberta
  • Indigenous Bar Association
  • Indigenous Leadership Development Institute
  • Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
  • Louis Riel Capital Corporation
  • National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
  • National Aboriginal Energy and Power Association
  • Native Brotherhood of British Columbia
  • National Centre for First Nations Governance
  • National Energy Business Centre of Excellence
  • Native Investment & Trade Association
  • Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association
  • Office of the Treaty Commissioner
  • Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs
  • Manitoba Indian Education Association
  • Manitoba Métis Federation
  • Métis Employment Services, Alberta
  • Métis National Council
  • Métis Nation BC
  • Métis Nations of Alberta
  • Métis Resource Centre, Alberta
  • Métis Settlements General Council
  • National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
  • National Aboriginal Forestry Association
  • National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association
  • Native Women's Association of Canada
  • Public Sector Aboriginal Business Association
  • Southern Chiefs Organization
  • Tribal Councils
  • Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
  • United Native Nations

  • AltEnergy 2002
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Canadian Environmental Law Association
  • Canadian Environmental Network
  • Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution
  • Canadian Water Network
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation
  • Centre for Sustainability
  • Conference Board of Canada
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • ECO Canada
  • Energy Probe
  • Environment Canada
  • Environmental Defence Canada
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund
  • Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Manitoba Eco-Network
  • Saskatchewan Environmental Society
  • Solar and Sustainable Energy Society of Canada Inc.
  • West Coast Environmental Law
  • Western Canada Wilderness Committee
  • Wildlife Preservation Canada
  • WWF-Canada

  • Caledon Institute on Social Policy
  • Canada West Foundation
  • Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
  • Canadian Centre for Energy Information
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Canadian Council on Social Development
  • Canadian Energy Advantage
  • Canadian Institute
  • Canadian Institute for Research on Regional Development
  • Canadian Labour and Business Centre
  • Canadian Policy Research Networks
  • C.D. Howe Institute
  • Centre for Trade Policy and Law
  • Fraser Institute
  • Institute for Policy Analysis
  • Institute on Governance
  • International Development Research Centre
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • Pembina Institute
  • Public Policy Forum