Cardus is a non-partisan think tank dedicated to clarifying and strengthening, through research and dialogue, the ways in which society’s institutions can work together for the common good.
This report provides an overview of the current situation of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada and highlights some of the major ethical problems that exist within it. It also argues that assisted death is distracting from the real and pressing need for a national palliative care infrastructure.
Sep 14, 2023
Far from opposing one another, neither fundamental freedoms nor equality can exist without a meaningful guarantee of the other. The paper critiques case law and scholarship that needlessly pits these constitutional guarantees against one another.
Sep 12, 2023
Why do religious women in Canada tend to have more kids than their non-religious counterparts? This report explores what women told us.
Jul 19, 2023
Cardus sent an open letter to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion after the passage of Bill C-22. The letter restates the importance of ensuring that the Canada Disability Benefit incentivizes employment among those persons with disabilities who can work.
Jul 14, 2023
Cardus Education studies excellence in education, graduate outcomes, and the development and accessibility of diverse schooling options to meet student and family needs.
Cardus Work & Economics studies policies related to organized labour, work, gambling and saving, and charities in order to support the common good.
Cardus Family studies the family, child care, and marriage, as well as the ways they can help strengthen civil society.
Cardus Spirited Citizenship supports the ongoing development of the common good at a city scale, exploring social structures, relational networks, and emerging ideas and practices.
Cardus Health encourages the development of social systems that support the desire for a natural death, improve the quality and availability of palliative care, and equip patients and caregivers in end-of-life situations.
Cardus Faith Communities studies Canadians’ freedom of religion and conscience, the place and role of religion in society, and the ways in which religious congregations contribute to the common good.
We use standard social-scientific methods and put our reports through a peer review process, using outside experts to evaluate and strengthen the quality of our work before publishing it.
82% of Canadians agree: Improve mental health care before expanding MAiD
Oct 2, 2023
Canadians are deeply concerned about making MAiD available for mental illness.
Sep 28, 2023
“We are very concerned that the current plan is not equitable,” warns Andrea Mrozek at Cardus.
Sep 23, 2023
Euthanasia creates new problems for Canada, authors say at a book launch in the Cardus Ottawa office.
Sep 22, 2023
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