Maru/Matchbox has been pushing the boundaries of the customer market insights space for over a decade. We are a sector-focused consumer intelligence firm focused entirely on better client outcomes. Our expert teams are deeply invested in key sectors of the economy, delivering insights and analysis backed by superior quality data.
Ipsos Public Affairs in Canada has a 20-year track record for conducting public consultations and engagement on behalf of our clients.
Our guiding principal is ensuring we create conditions which will allow for a genuine exchange of information and views. We do so by relying on our experience, and by listening to our clients. From the outset, we answer questions, offer advice, and understand our clients’ objectives and the nature of the stakeholder groups they want to reach.
Whether in-person, online, or a hybrid form of consultations, we provide our clients with expertise in design, approach, and facilitation. We use town halls, plenary discussions, roundtables, focus groups, etc. to engage with stakeholders in projects that focus on stakeholders in specific communities or on stakeholders situated across the country. Online engagements are device agnostic and utilize a range of qualitative and quantitative exercises, including social media, online survey, and short-term online communities. In combination, we provide an inclusive consultation experience – since 2016, we have engaged nearly 65,000 Canadians in our in-person and online consultations.
Beyond creating pathways for engagement, our consultations are led by experienced Ipsos facilitators focused on strategic guidance for our clients. This ranges from augmenting the layout and presentation of clients’ consultation documents, to pinpointing appropriate wording for a close-ended survey question. We deploy approaches that demonstrate our superior facilitation skills and encourage and prepare our clients to engage directly with their stakeholders.
We build our mechanisms of engagement, design and approach around our clients’ objectives. Ultimately, we aim to prompt a thoughtful reflection on key issues that will support and inform our clients’ decision-making process, while also ensuring stakeholders feel their voices have been heard and considered.
IAP2 Canada is Canada’s leading association for public participation (P2) in Canada. Our more than 500 members represent all levels of government, a diverse cross section of industry, academia and non-profit organizations. We provide our members with tools, research and networking opportunities to connect with other P2 professionals across Canada. Canadian trainers provide anyone looking to acquire new skills on how to plan, implement and evaluate public participation programs with relevant and interactive professional development. We believe those impacted by a decision have the right to participate and, that at the end of the day, this leads to better, more sustainable decisions. We believe the IAP2 spectrum for public participation, coupled with our core values, provide all public participation activities a solid framework on which to build.
ICA Associates Inc. is a social-entrepreneurial facilitation, training and research organization. We design and lead participatory group processes and teach people how to do facilitate them for themselves across Canada. We have 40 years of experience in authentically engaging citizens in tackling difficult topics and transforming the most challenging situations into empowering solutions.
Building magazine is Canada’s national property development and management industry publication. Building reaches real estate developers, builders, owners, property managers, investors, architects, engineers and government personnel overseeing development legislation. As the longest published magazine of its kind, Building magazine’s respected and trusted editorial has been serving this important industry since 1952.