Canadian alternative to Google Forms

Olivier Rousseau
5 July 2023 Alternatives 2 min read

Discover a Canadian-based platform that offers an alternative to Google Forms, with all of your data stored in Canada.

The platform offers a host of advanced features such as bulk SMS, email marketing, attendance tracking and digital signatures.

And unlike Google Forms, Activity Messenger integrates with tools you already know and love, such as Canva, ChatGPT, Stripe and Zoom.

In this article, we’ll compare the similarities and differences between Activity Messenger and Google Forms.

The similarities with Google Forms:

  • Ease of use
  • Collaboration
  • Customization
  • Data analysis

The differences? Activity Messenger:

Similarities between Google Forms and Activity Messenger

Quick and easy design

Google Forms and Activity Messenger are user-friendly and intuitive, enabling users to create forms quickly with a drag-and-drop interface.

You can easily create a form in a few minutes with different question types, such as multiple choice, checkbox and text fields.

One difference is that Activity messenger offers many more question types than google forms.
You can even add multiple classes to a single form.

Allows collaboration

Like Google Forms, Activity Messenger offers response analysis and data extraction for all your forms. This enables you to discover more about your participants’ experience.

With detailed reporting and comprehensive analysis, you can make informed decisions and better understand your clients.


Google Forms and Activity Messenger offer several options for customizing the form to suit the needs of your business or organization.

You can personalize the appearance of your forms by adding images or videos. Conditional logic can be used to show or hide questions based on respondents’ previous answers.

Data analysis

Google Forms provides basic analysis tools. It automatically generates summary graphs and charts to visualize response data. Activity Messenger provides detailed reports, enabling you to quickly analyze the responses received.

Differences between Google Forms and Activity Messenger

Customer service in Canada

Google forms doesn’t offer customer support, unlike Activity Messenger, which offers 100% Canadian-based customer service.

Bilingual platform

Activity Messenger is bilingual. All our forms, options and questions are available in both French and English. No translation is required. Unlike Google forms, there’s no trace of English when using the platform in French.

Sending bulk SMS

Google forms specializes solely in form design. Activity Messenger offers you several other possibilities, such as sending mass SMS/Text to your respondents. Often used for last-minute communications and when a form is mandatory.

Data storage

Activity Messenger stores all your data in Montreal. This ensures greater protection for your organization and your respondents. Activity Messenger complies with the strictest privacy standards and ensures compliance with Bill 25.

Canva and ChatGPT integration

Another interesting advantage? Our integration with Canva and ChatGPT. You can create and customize images, graphics, descriptions and even questions without ever leaving Activity Messenger.

This makes it easier for you to maintain your brand image in your forms and communications with clients.

Sending emails and newsletters

Activity Messenger is also a Canadian-based alternative to MailChimp. Activity Messenger lets you keep in touch with your subscribers and people who respond to your forms. Additionally, you can automate a wide range of communications, such as:

  • Confirmation or welcome emails
  • Scheduled emails according to the start date of an activity
  • Scheduled outreach based on a response date
  • End of session emails

Much more than forms

Activity Messenger also offers other features to help you manage your business.

Among the most popular are:

Activity Messenger offers you simple yet powerful functionalities, in one platform designed for Canadian-based SMEs, NPOs and organizations. We help you simplify and automate your business processes in a single tool.

Comparison table

Activity Messenger Google Forms
Conditional Logic
Email/SMS outreac
Canva & ChatGPT integration
Take online payments
Client support in Canada


Activity Messenger is easy to use, and lets you recreate (and improve) your Google Forms.

The platform is local and tailored to the needs of Canadian SMEs and organizations. Your data is stored in Canada and complies with Bill 25 on the protection of personal information.

Need help? You can count on our 100% Canadian customer service.

And you can also replace other tools such as Mailchimp, SurveyMonkey, SmartWaiver and Jotform.


  1. What are some popular alternatives to Google Forms? Popular alternatives include SurveyMonkey, Typeform, JotForm, and Activity Messenger, each offering unique features and customization options to meet different form creation and survey needs.
  2. Why look for an alternative to Google Forms? Users may seek alternatives for advanced customization, more diverse question types, advanced analytics, or better integration with non-Google products, depending on specific project requirements.
  3. How do these alternatives compare in terms of ease of use? While Google Forms is known for its simplicity, alternatives like Typeform, Activity Messenger and JotForm also offer intuitive design interfaces but with a wider range of customization options.
  4. What advanced features do these alternatives offer? Features like conditional logic, advanced design customization, real-time data analysis, and interactive elements are common to platforms that replace Google Forms.
  5. Are there free versions or trials available for these Google Forms alternatives? Most alternatives offer basic free versions or premium trial periods that allow users to test advanced features.

Written by Olivier Rousseau Olivier is a kids sports programs owner who has been operating for over a decade with locations in Montreal, Quebec city & Ottawa. He also helps Gymnastics Club, Swim Schools and Dance Studios streamline their operations. He is the co-founder of Activity Messenger an online registration platform for the sports & leisure industry.

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