The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) is pleased to announce that CRIC Board members, Jean-Marc Léger and Rob Berger, have recently been appointed as ESOMAR’s official Canadian representatives. In their dual roles, Jean-Marc and Rob will help support the value offered by ESOMAR and CRIC to the Canadian research, analytics and insight industry.

“CRIC is committed to working with ESOMAR to increase the support we provide to our industry in Canada,” said Barry Watson, Chair of CRIC. “As well, further strengthening our already excellent partnership with ESOMAR gives CRIC a bigger presence in the global marketplace.”

As part of CRIC’s strategic partnership with ESOMAR, CRIC has adopted the ICC/ESOMAR Code on Market Opinion and Social Research and has negotiated a special rate for Canadian market research professional to join ESOMAR. CRIC is well represented on key ESOMAR committees with John Crockett representing CRIC on the ESOMAR Professional Standards Committee, CRIC’s Chief Administrative Officer, John Tabone, serving on the ESOMAR Associations Executive Committee, and CRIC Chair, Barry Watson, participating on the ESOMAR Global Congress Programme Committee. The 2020 ESOMAR Global Congress is currently scheduled for September in Toronto. An update on their plans as a result of the pandemic is expected shortly.

CRIC is also working with ESOMAR to offer additional events in Canada. With in person events on hold due to the pandemic, we are focused on offering online events. Be sure to register for the free ESOMAR TV: North America and Europe at Home on April 30th. CRIC is also partnering with ESOMAR and CAIP Canada on the launch of a new Canadian focused industry e-newsletter called Foresight that will launch in May.

“We are committed to growing our relationship with CRIC, building our presence in Canada, and increasing the value we offer Canadian members,” said Finn Raben, General Director of ESOMAR. 

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The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) is Canada’s voice of the research, analytics and insights profession both domestically and globally. CRIC represents the highest standards, ethics and best practices; provides effective promotion and advocacy of the industry; serves as a source of information and thought leadership; and is a forum for collective industry action.


ESOMAR is the global voice of the data analytics, research and insights community, speaking on behalf of over 6000 individual professionals and more than 600 companies who provide or commission data analytics and research in more than 130 countries, all of whom agree to uphold the ICC/ESOMAR International Code. The ICC/ESOMAR Code and all ESOMAR guidelines are available on

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