Benoît Gauthier

Honorary Fellow

Benoît has very strong experience in research, in academic, private and public settings. He has specialised in strategic and organisational research and intervention, in market research, in program evaluation, in applied social research and in policy analysis. Over the years, his involvement in more than 500 research and intervention assignments has allowed him to build a particular expertise in the measurement and management of client satisfaction, human resource management, economic development, health and social services, technology, immigration, housing, arts and culture, and management information systems. Concerning research methodologies, Benoît has acquired an enviable reputation as an experienced quantitative and qualitative analyst and as a top project manager.

After his doctoral studies, Benoît has succively held the positions of chief of research in a branch of the department of Justice Canada, senior evaluator at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, evaluation manager then director of program evaluation at Communications Canada and senior vice-president and chief of operations at Ekos Research Associates. In early 1996, he founded Circum Network Inc.. Over the past five years, Benoît has been more closely concerned with organisational management issues; this has allowed him to bridge concerns about measurement and management concerns. He has acquired the Credentialed Evaluator, Certified Management Consultant, and Certified Marketing Research Professional certifications. He is a member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec.

He has taught research methodology, program evaluation and the decision-making process at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the École nationale d'administration publique, University of Ottawa and the Université du Québec à Hull. He is still involved in teaching at ÉNAP and Ottawa University. He is the main author and the editor of Recherche sociale : de la problématique à la collecte des données which has gone through six French editions so far (1984, 1992, 1997, 2003, 2008, 2016; Presses de l'Université du Québec) and one Portuguese edition (2003; Lusociência).

Professional Positions and Membership

  • Canadian Association of Management Consultants, CMC; certified for the preparation of PSGGR conformity opinions
  • Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec, Adm.A.
  • Canadian Evaluation Society
    • President of the National Board of Directors (2014-2016)
    • Transitional Vice-President, Professional Designation Program (2013-2014)
    • Member of the CES Credentialing Board (2010-2013)
    • Credentialed Evaluator (2010)
    • 2006 CES Award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada
    • 2003 CES-NCC Leadership Recognition Award
    • 2002 CES Exemplary Service Award
  • Canadian Evaluation Society Education Fund
    • 2009 Award for Contribution to Research on Evaluation Practice
  • Société québécoise d'évaluation de programmes
  • American Evaluation Association
  • Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, Certified Marketing Research Professional (CMRP)
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research

Link to Research Publications

Benoît Gauthier


T: +1 819 770-2423

Gatineau, Québec