Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)
Academica Group works in partnership with the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), an agency of the Government of Ontario, to deliver evidence-based policy research and advice to improve the quality, accessibility and accountability of Ontario’s system of postsecondary education (PSE). Our research collaborations have addressed a range of critical issues in higher education, including education to labour market pathways, the learning and labour market outcomes of postsecondary work-integrated learning programs, student concerns about postsecondary financing, and the information needed by students to support better PSE decision-making.
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Academica Group is a corporate partner of CASE, the US-based international association of college and university advancement, marketing, and public affairs professionals.
Academica Group Inc. is a gold-seal accredited corporate member of the Market Research and Intelligence Association, which conducts regular audits of our research facilities, personnel and processes. Academica Group is one of a select group of market research firms with this accreditation.
Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC)
Academica Group has exhibited and delivered keynote addresses to the ARUCC national conference.
Ontario University Registrars Association (OURA)
For several years, Academica Group has sponsored the OURA annual conference, exhibiting, attending and presenting.
Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association (CIRPA)
Academica Group's CEO, Rod Skinkle, is a long-time member of CIRPA and a regular attendee at the national conference.
Committee of Registrars, Admissions and Liaison Officers (CRALO)
Academica Group has provided speakers to CRALO conferences in Ontario.
Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE)
Academica Group has exhibited and presented at the national CAUCE conference.
Ontario School Counsellors' Association (OSCA)
Academica Group is a sponsor of the annual OSCA conference for high school guidance counsellors.
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC London)
Academica Group co-founder Ken Steele has been a member, director and committee chair for IABC London for the past 12 years.
Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE)
Academica Group co-founder Ken Steele has been a member of CACE and a presenter at the annual conference.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Academica Group co-founder Ken Steele is a long-standing member of the AMA, a member of the Toronto AMA chapter, and a regular attendee at the AMA Higher Education Symposium in the US.
International Centre for Education Inc. (ICE)
Academica Group works with the International Center for Education, based near Toronto, to develop international recruitment strategies and facilitate international outreach for student recruitment. ICE has coordinated recruitment fairs, school visits, and foreign diplomatic events in China, India, Nepal, Oman, and the UAE, in partnership with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and scores of Canadian universities and colleges. ICE has just established a timeshare liaison facility in Mumbai's World Trade Center, and has a number of international missions planned to Asia and the Middle East.