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CRIC Announces Seal to Recognize Accredited Agencies

The Canadian Research Insights Council is pleased to announce the release of the CRIC Accredited Agency Seal. The CRIC Accredited Agency Seal recognizes agencies members who have made the highest commitment to follow best practices and adhere to world-leading...

Call for Nominations of Candidates for the CRIC Board Elections

The Canadian Research and Insights Council (CRIC) is seeking candidates to fill three vacancies on the Board. Executives of CRIC member companies in good standing are encouraged to get involved and help guide and lead the future of the marketing research, insights and...

Attend ESOMAR Congress and VIP North America Breakfast

The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) encourages you to register to attend the ESOMAR Congress – The Global Data & Insights Summit taking place September 8-11 in Edinburgh.  This is your opportunity to participate at the only truly global data and insights...



• 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, Chief Administrative Officer:

[email protected]