How can Christian schools thrive in a time when pandemic and polarization are causing school leaders and teachers to burn out? Jonathan Eckert, a Cardus Senior Fellow and education professor at Baylor University, suggests collective leadership offers a model that can sustainably bring out the best in any school's teaching team.
John Borrows, who is of Anishinaabe heritage, a committed Latter-day Saint, and the Loveland Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, shares about his faith and his connection with the natural world.
Maria Lucas, who is a Black Métis lawyer specializing in Aboriginal law, shares about her Christian faith and the path of truth, reconciliation, and forgiveness.
Marilyn Crowchild, a member of the Blackfoot First Nation, speaks about sharing the gospel with First Nations people and her hope for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.
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.
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.
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.
Canada’s New Working Class offers leaders a contemporary, modern understanding of the 6.5 million Canadians who are in the working class. One key finding is that members of Canada’s working class are as likely to be women or recent immigrants in sales or service jobs as they are to be men doing blue-collar, mostly unionized, manufacturing work. Canada's New Working Class busts stereotypes and outlines a true, inclusive working-class agenda.
Challenges to Christian school sustainability have been well-documented in recent years—from historical declines in enrollment, to limited reach across diverse populations, to lack of programmatic and structural innovation, to personnel shortages and increasing educator burnout.
The Cardus Education Survey provides nationally representative snapshots of the life trajectories of secondary-school graduates from government schools, Catholic independent schools, Protestant independent schools, and non-religious independent schools in the US, Canada, and Australia.
Governments need to consider how CBAs can increase costs, both internally through greater project-management costs and externally on businesses, and how they can lead to overall cost increases for projects.
The giving of both time and resources in the form of volunteering and charitable donations is a part of the fabric of a way of life: a mark of healthy citizenship and flourishing society.
Prolonged school closures has sparked debate about the intention, necessity, and efficacy of halting in-person education as an effective policy tool.
We take a closer look at the human costs of Canadians with disabilities’ exclusion from work and identify some of the key questions standing in the way of positive policy reform.
Pour lire le rapport au complet en ligne, visitez https://www.cardus.ca/research/work-economics/reports/breaking-down-work-barriers-for-people-with-disabilities/.
Freedom of religion is one of the fundamental freedoms enumerated in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Advocacy of religious freedom is often misunderstood as calling for positions that would be difficult for anyone to reasonably accept.
Are students in public schools receiving the necessary formation that will support their participation in a society that is becoming increasingly diverse in religious expression? Instructing the next generations not in a religion but about religion should be a key element of Canadian education.
This paper traces this conversation from its Greco-Roman and early Christian roots to the present—looking at how the Christian notion has shifted our conception of excellence in important ways, but how we have perhaps lost a fully rounded vision of it in our late modern world.
In this report we describe the first study that has assessed the value of a religious “good fit” in education. Using US data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97), the study estimated a religious match effect, which is the difference in standardized test scores for students paired to schools of their same religion, after controlling for other variables.