Founded in 1996, the Raj Manek Foundation has supported its mentorship protégés to build thriving businesses.
On this our, 25th Anniversary, our goal is to build our Foundation to sustainably support and strengthen
entrepreneurship and business resilience through, and beyond COVID-19.
The Angus Reid Institute was founded in October 2014 by Dr. Angus Reid, Canada’s best-known and longest-practicing pollster. He’s spent more than four decades asking people what they think and feel about top social, governance and economic issues. From 1979 to 2001, he was founder and CEO of Angus Reid Group, which grew into the largest research firm in Canada, with revenues of $60 million. It was sold to Ipsos SA in 2000. In 2003 he joined his son Andrew’s research software start up, Vision Critical, as CEO. When he retired as executive chair in 2014 Vision Critical had 600 employees worldwide and revenues over $100 million.
Angus has written numerous columns on economic, social and governance issues and well as the best-seller; “Shakedown: How the New Economy is Changing our Lives” (1996). He has a B.A. and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Manitoba, and in 1974 he received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa.
He is the recipient of a Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship, the Entrepreneur of the Year award, and was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends (2010).
The RMMP provides excellent networking opportunities and educational experiences and seminars to the local business community. With guest speakers ranging from local business experts to famous multi-millionaire entrepreneurs such as Arlene Dickinson and Brett Wilson, the events are surely exciting, informational and thought inspiring.