Frequently Asked Questions

What is the history of the Boland Survey? 

The first Survey was conducted in 1997 by Peter T. Boland and Associates (PTBA). In 2015 PTBA entered into an agreement to transfer the Boland Survey to the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO). The Survey and all related properties are now managed and administered by CCVO.

When can I complete the Boland Survey?

The Survey is open from June to September with reports available at the end of October. Data collection for the 2018 Survey will begin on June 1.

How do I participate in the Boland Survey?

The 2018 Boland Survey is now open for registration. Please click here to register.

How do I receive my username and password? 

Complete and submit the registration form. You will receive an email with details of how to participate, including your user id and password. We do need to process things on our end so it may take 1-2 business days for you to receive the initial email.

What if I forgot my username and password? 

Go to the survey login page and click “Lost Your UserID or Password?”. The lost user id and password will be sent to the email you provide, which must match the email address on file from when you initially registered. If you need to change that email address or no longer have access to that account, you will need to contact us to make a change.

How do I purchase a report?

Please see the Reports Page for information about eligibility and purchasing reports.

Will our data be identifiable in the report?

No. We carefully protect participant data and report only aggregated statistics to ensure that no participant data can be identified.

How do I recommend a position I would like to see included in future Surveys? 

If you have a position you would like to submit for consideration, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Current position title (in your organization);
  • Brief description of the position including who the position reports to, what responsibilities/duties are expected, and what education/training is required; and
  • Suggested category to place this position under.

While not all positions can be included, this information will help us determine what area(s) we should be expanding into for future survey years.