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Monday, November 28th

David Hunt, education director at Cardus, joins radio host Mike Farwell to bust some myths and explain why Ontario is seeing explosive growth in independent schools. 

Sunday, November 27th

Media Coverage // Hamilton Spectator

What will follow "the great pandemic pause on family formation" in Canada? Declining marriage rates are the result of private decisions, as they should be, but they "have public consequences," writes Peter Jon Mitchell, family program director at Cardus.

Friday, November 25th

As VIP programs start offering bonuses or other inducements to encourage Ontario gamblers to spend more, many are raising concerns. Brian Dijkema, vice-president of external affairs at Cardus, tells the Toronto Star, “If gambling is like a drug — and for many people it is — this is effectively a strengthening of the dose.”

Wednesday, November 23rd

Research Report
By Ray Pennings and Jenisa Los

Religion holds an increasingly delicate place in Canadian society according to The Shifting Landscape of Faith in Canada. This report compiles data from nine representative surveys of the Canadian population, creating one of the most comprehensive looks at religion in Canada.

Canadians are seeing an increasingly negative association with faith, which suggests that faith communities aren’t telling their story well,” says Ray Pennings, executive vice-president of Cardus in this press release.

Tuesday, November 22nd

Research Report
By David Hunt, Joanna DeJong VanHof, Jenisa Los

Ontario is seeing explosive growth in independent schools. The number of independent schools has grown by 52% since 2013-14. These schools now educate more than 154,000 students. Naturally Diverse categorizes these schools to better understand which needs and communities they serve. 

This study categorizes Ontario's growing independent school sector. It then uses those categories to collect school-level data and chart the landscape of independent schools in the province as of 2022.

Thursday, November 17th

Father Cristino Bouvette, who is of Métis and Cree-Ojibwe heritage, shares his view on faith and reconciliation as an Indigenous person.

Jeff Decontie, who is of Anishinaabe and Mohawk heritage, shares his experience as an urban Indigenous professional.  

Rosella Kinoshameg, from Wikwemikong on Ontario’s Manitoulin Island, shares her thoughts on faith as an Indigenous person and working as nurse in First Nations communities.

These remarks by Bill Adsit from the 2022 National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa express his views on faith, residential schools, and being Indigenous in Canada.

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