COVID-19: CRIC Supports Industry During these Unprecedented Times.

As concerns about COVID-19 and the measures to reduce its spread have dramatically impacted the behaviours and attitudes of Canadians, the need for insights to support decisions has never been greater. CRIC Agency members are operational and playing a critical role in helping public and private sector clients navigate through these challenging times.

As the voice of the Canadian research, analytics and insights industry, the Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) will continue to support our industry. We are continuing to monitor developments and will update this page as required.

CRIC Post COVID-19 Guidance

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Canadian research, analytics and insights has demonstrated its resilience by seamlessly adapting its work to a virtual environment. CRIC member companies have continued to provide the critical insights businesses and organizations need to understand the dramatic and immediate impact the crisis has had on the priorities, attitudes and behaviours of Canadians. As governments work to reopen Canada’s economy, CRIC has developed guidance to protect the safety of research participants and those working in our industry. View the CRIC Post COVID-19 Guidance.

Guidance for Conducting Research During COVID-19

Our members are well positioned to adapt research to deliver the essential insights that ensure business and government make the best decisions in the current environment and are well prepared when this crisis is over. View CRIC Guidance for Conducting Research during COVID-19 and view the CRIC Member Directory to connect with companies that will deliver the insights you need.

Government Support

Canada’s federal and provincial governments recognize the challenges this crisis is having on Canadians and Canadian businesses. We have summarized the current programs offered by the Government of Canada that we believe will offer the most benefit to businesses in our sector. CRIC is also advocating for additional support for our industry bearing in mind those primarily involved in face-to-face research will be especially impacted by COVID-19. Read the letter CRIC sent to Canada’s Prime Minister on April 10, 2020 requesting support for our industry. View Government Support Programs for Businesses

CRIC COVID-19 Public Opinion Research Hub

CRIC Agency members are continuing to play a critical role in monitoring public opinion during these uncertain and trying times. CRIC has created the CRIC COVID-19 Public Opinion Research Hub to highlight the COVID-19 related research that our member agencies have published. View the CRIC COVID-19 Public Opinion Research Hub.

Keep Up-to-date with Latest News and Guidance

With the situation rapidly evolving, we encourage you to stay up to date by subscribing to receive CRIC updates and by referring to these reliable sources:

Prime Minister of Canada

Health Canada

Provincial Health Authorities

World Health Organization

CRIC wishes health and wellness to all its members and their families in these challenging times. If you have questions or suggestions on how the Canadian Research Insights Council can provide additional support to our industry, please contact John Tabone, Chief Administrative Office of the Canadian Research Insights Council at [email protected].

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For more information, contact John Tabone, CEO

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