Our Research

The Potential to Give During the COVID-19 Pandemic
REPORT July 22nd

Canada’s charitable sector will prove to be pivotal in helping Canadians through these challenging times. But the revenues of charitable organizations have been falling. For Canadian charities to continue carrying out their important missions in helping to provide those in need with food, clothing, shelter, and emotional support, Canadians are going to have to increase their giving.

Royally Flushed: Reforming Gambling to Work for, Not Against, Atlantic Canada
REPORT July 15th

The Atlantic provinces disproportionately taxes the poor though gambling to pay for government programs

Royally Flushed: Reforming Gambling to Work for, Not Against, Alberta
REPORT July 15th

Alberta disproportionately taxes the poor though gambling to pay for government programs

Royally Flushed: Reforming Gambling to Work for, Not Against, British Columbia
REPORT July 15th

B.C. disproportionately taxes the poor though gambling to pay for government programs.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Federal Tax Credit for Charitable Donations
REPORT July 7th

Canada’s charitable sector will prove essential in helping those in need through the economic, social, and emotional hardships of the pandemic. But the sector is reeling from the effects of COVID-19 on its revenues, and this is why government partnership is needed. Cardus has proposed an innovative matching-funds initiative to help sustain charities through these times. Such a program need not be viewed as entirely new spending by the federal government.

Loneliness and Social Isolation
REPORT June 29th

This backgrounder is intended to provide context for Cardus’s focus on loneliness and social isolation. Cardus research is intended not only to raise awareness and provide insight into a particular area of public life, but also to stimulate action and behavioural changes that have a positive impact on social flourishing.

Structural Challenges to Personal Support Worker Funding
REPORT June 29th

The shortage of personal support workers, the most numerous group of frontline workers in LTC homes and the group responsible for the majority of hands-on care, is acute. But why is this happening?

Pressing Its Luck
REPORT June 9th

How Ontario lottery and gaming can work for, not against, low income households

The Canadian Marriage Map
REPORT May 27th

A compilation of data on marriage

Flexible Education in an Age of Disruption
REPORT May 25th

Embracing Innovation and Diversity in Ontario K–12 Education