Dr. Angus Reid

Canada’s Best-known and Longest-Practicing Pollster

Angus Reid has spent over four decades studying public opinion and market research in Canada; first through Angus Reid Group which pioneered telephone based survey research and later via Vision Critical which developed new software and methodologies for the burgeoning world of internet based research. He is now heading the Angus Reid Institute – a not for profit dedicated to the advancement of public opinion research in Canada on critical social, economic and policy issues. 

Born in Regina, Reid holds a PhD in Sociology from Carleton University and has been awarded three honorary doctorates. In 2012 the Canadian Sociology Association created the “Angus Reid Award” to recognize outstanding practitioners in applied social research. In 2013 he received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award from Pope Francis for service to the Catholic Church.  

His publications include the 1996 bestseller “Shakedown: How the New Economy is Changing our Lives” and “Canada’s Catholics: Vitality and Hope in a New Era” (with co-author Reg Bibby). 

Marlene O’Neill

Award Winning Musical Guest

Born in Toronto, Ontario Canada, Marlene O’Neill is one of Canadian Christian Music’s premier Southern/Inspirational vocalists. A multi-award-winning vocalist, she is no stranger to the Christian music audience given her 40-plus years of experience. Much of her music education comes from a rich family heritage of Gospel music. Fine Arts study at York U. and 2 years in the prestigious Vocal Jazz program at Humber College rounds out her education in and out of the classroom.

Current solo opportunities as well as work with the trio, ‘The Tonettes’, has afforded Marlene singing opportunities coast-to-coast in Canada, USA, Scotland, Africa, and, Ecuador; including everything from musical theatre stage productions, studio work, corporate events, fairs, church concerts/women’s conferences and anthems at the Toronto Raptors NBA games.

Marlene strives to deliver powerful vocals along with relaxed and inspirational communication. She desires to provide a spirit of celebration to every appearance – authentically sharing Christ’s love on the platform and off.

Several of Marlene’s recordings will be available for purchase including her latest solo release, titled “The Hymns Project”. All songs are wrapped in several different musical styles including traditional gospel, jazz, swing and southern gospel.

At our 2018 Prayer Breakfast, we celebrated our 50th anniversary with this commemorative video.