Socius Research and Consulting was established in 2006 by Marc L. Johnson. It is staffed by two senior consultants, Marc L. Johnson and Joël Marier, who offer complementary expertise. Socius also relies on a network of consultants to form teams that match its assignments’ requirements.

Marc L. Johnson – 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, 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. He shares his experience and expertise as coach in social innovation.


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Download Marc L. Johnson’s CV: CV_Marc L Johnson_EN(20190223)

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.


email   [email protected]

phone-icon   1 (613) 864-5534 ; 1 (905) 354-4043

Download Joël’s resume : CV_Joel Marier_EN(20190225)