February 26th, 2020

DPM Research celebrates 5 years!

In late 2014 Victoria, Pierre, and Celine began meetings to discuss the possibility of creating what would become DPM Research. With professional backgrounds in program evaluation, applied research, project management, and institutional research, it was an exciting possibility to consider and in January 2018 DPM Research became official.

Since then, we’ve had exciting opportunities to present our research globally, to combine our expertise in developing new IR tools, and to collaborate with clients across Canada. As we continue to grow, we have welcomed Sara Mitchell and Emma Stetson to DPM as additions to our Head Office in Ottawa and our Atlantic Office in Prince Edward Island, and we’re excited to further introduce them below. As a team, we encourage each other to try new things, jump into new projects, and set ambitious professional goals.   

The next five years of DPM Research will undoubtedly spark new opportunities and we look forward to continuing to grow!


Sara Mitchell, Senior Associate

Sara Mitchell is a Senior Associate with over ten years of experience in applied qualitative research. She holds a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Ottawa.

Her expertise includes both program evaluation and research in a variety of areas; she has designed and implemented research projects in a diversity of areas largely focusing on social policies (e.g., education, employment, and housing), as well as work on Francophone communities in a minority context. Sara has contributed to evaluations for provincial and federal organizations, including evaluations of policies, grants and contributions programs, and community-based support programs.

Based in Ottawa, she is always looking for new trails to hike and new ways to improve her Scrabble score.


Emma Stetson, Associate and TIRSA Project Coordinator

Emma is an Associate and Project Coordinator and has an academic background in literature and communication studies.

With academic experience in the humanities (B.A., English Literature, University of Prince Edward Island) and the social sciences (M.A., Communication Studies, Carleton University), Emma blends expertise in writing and editing for diverse professional and academic audiences with a range of qualitative methods. She has collaborated on provincial and federal evaluation and applied research initiatives and has led a number of community-based internal communications projects.

Enthusiastic about visual arts and design, her home of Prince Edward Island remains the perfect backdrop for inspiration.