Socius Research and Consulting was established in 2006 by Marc L. Johnson. It is staffed by a small team that offers complementary expertise and Socius also relies on a network of consultants to form teams that match its assignments’ requirements.

Virginie Cimon – Communications and Research Consultant

  • M.A. in Public Communication (Université Laval)
  • B.A. in Languages and International Studies (Université Laval)

Virginie Cimon has degrees in public communication, intercultural communication (M.A.), international studies and modern languages (B.A.). Originally from Quebec, she spent time in British Columbia, Ukraine, China and Russia. She speaks French, English, Russian and Mandarin. She has participated in several research and intervention projects in the social and community sectors, for instance regarding the living environment and social participation of elderly people, recruitment and retention of volunteers, integration of immigrants into Canadian society and centers for children with disabilities. She has also been coordinating language training in Moscow.



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Isabelle Creusot – consultante en recherche et communication

  • Masters (M.S.T.) in Tourism (Université d’Angers, France)

Isabelle Creusot’s career has the continuum of education as a common thread.  From teaching and coordinating a college level (Tourism Techniques) program to managing student enrolment on a university campus, she brings over 25 years of expertise in strategy, marketing and communications. Her work and research focuses on Canada’s official languages, Francophone communities, and postsecondary education. She is interested in innovative approaches, and is result-oriented.


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Marc L. Johnson – President and Consulting Sociologist


Marc L. Johnson is sociologist and has been consulting in research and evaluation, both in Canada and overseas. In Canada, he has worked on assignments for governments, universities, community organizations and research institutions. Internationally, he carried out assignments with UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and foreign governments. He led missions in Niger, Benin, Mauritania, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Haiti, Vanuatu and Burkina Faso. He worked for longer periods in Togo, Cameroon, Kosovo and Guatemala. His assignments were related to language policies, media, labour, literacy, education and higher education, economic development, culture, justice, governmental services, community development, immigration, health, governance, etc. He developed an expertise on minority issues and equality and has become knowledge broker between research institutions and community groups.



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Jason Luckerhoff – Senior Communications and Research Consultant

Jason Luckerhoff has advanced training in Communication (B.A. M.A. Ph.D.), public administration (Specialized Graduate Diploma HEC.), law (short program) and strategic management studies.  As a consultant, Jason has delivered projects for ministries in Quebec, Ontario and Canada, Crown corporations, non-profit organizations and private companies. He is currently a full professor in Communication and Culture at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Jason was involved in the creation of the Université de l’Ontario français (UOF), first as a consultant on the Planning Council for a new French-language university in Ontario (2017) and then as Senior Vice-President in charge of program and knowledge development, and was a member of the Board of Governors (2019-2020). He has served as head of the Master’s and Doctoral programs in Communication at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trudeau Foundation (Canada’s most prestigious doctoral scholarship awarding organization) and as President of the Trudeau Foundation Alumni Association. He was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and has served on the boards of numerous other cultural organizations.



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Joël Marier – Senior Management Consultant

Joël Marier has had a career of thirty years as a senior executive in the nonprofit sector. Until recently, he led Hostelling International Canada and was general secretary of the Council for Information and Development of Latin American youth hostels (CIDAJAL). He is currently Chair of the World Heritage Sites and Cities Youth Hostels Secretariat. He has provided leadership to various Canadian and international coalitions and federations working in the youth, recreation and tourism sectors. He was instrumental in putting sustainable development (socio-cultural, economic and ecological) at the forefront of the youth hostels movement’s mission. Throughout his career, he has developed strong skills in strategic analysis, development of policies and programs focused on social change, facilitation and mobilization of networks, economic development, management and monitoring of human resources, activities and budgets. He now offers his expertise as a consultant, coach and mentor.



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