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CRIC supports World Research & Insight Day

The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) is pleased to recognize today, May 2nd, as World Research & Insight Day. World Research & Insight Day was founded last year by the Turkish insights association. This year it is being extended globally by ESOMAR to...

CRIC endorses new CAIP designation that will adopt CMRPs

The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) is pleased to announce that it is endorsing and sponsoring CAIP Canada, a new certification body that will offer the Certified Analytics and Insights Professional (CAIP) designation. The initiative is being led by Robert...



• The association is legally established and incorporated.
• We have an agreement on standards.
• We have been building on our infrastructure for the last 5 months.
• We have a budget and a fee structure that we believe is fair and viable.
• We have a strong, actively engaged board of CEOs.
• We have the support of many in the industry (e.g. many Gold Seal); among the users of research ; many international organizations (ESOMAR, MRII), etc.
• We have secured partnerships and board positions with relevant organizations such as ESOMAR, MRII and are in discussion with several others.
• We have MRIA’s former lobbyist that has intervened on behalf of the industry for almost two decades on key matters such as CASL, Do Not Call Registry, PIPEDA, Incentives, etc.


Past Releases

April 1, 2019.
Former PMRS President John Tabone appointed CRIC’s Interim Chief Administrative Officer

March 27, 2019.
CRIC Statement in response to the sale of MRIA assets to third parties

February 25, 2019
The Canadian Research Insights Council and ESOMAR sign strategic partnership.

January 29, 2019
CRIC Announces New Members; Represents Bulk of Industry’s Research Agencies.

November 27, 2018.
Update Statement: CRIC Makes Key Decisions at November Board Meeting: Membership to open soon for industry; Canadian solution for CMRP; Standards and Advocacy; Various.

October 15, 2018.
Interim Board announces organization’s name;
takes concrete steps to formalize; supports key programs.

August 31, 2018.
Establish of new industry association for research agencies.

August 1, 2018.
Joint Statement by the Heads of Canada’s Largest Market and Survey Research Firms
in Reaction to the Winding Down of the Market Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA).

Contact Us

For more information, contact John Tabone, Interim Chief Administrative Officer:

[email protected]