Our Research

The Hidden Economy: How Faith Helps Fuel Canada’s GDP
REPORT September 21st

This report summarizes the first documented quantitative national estimates of the economic value of religion to Canadian society. 

The study's mid-range estimate puts the value of religion to Canadian society at more than $67 billion annually.

Pastoral Home Care Services: Serving the Greater Montreal Area
REPORT September 22nd
Ismaili CIVIC: Serving Canada-wide
REPORT September 22nd
Matthew House (Ottawa)
REPORT September 22nd
Christian Horizons: Serving in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Around the World
REPORT September 22nd
Child Care During the Pandemic: Ontario
REPORT September 8th

Unprepared and uncertain about the duration of the economic shutdown, the child-care sector in Ontario was deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis. What can be learned from the experience and what lessons can be applied in the future should a second wave of the virus return to Ontario?

Child Care During the Pandemic: British Columbia
REPORT September 8th

From the beginning of the pandemic in British Columbia, child care was declared an essential service. Providers were not ordered to close but were also not forced to stay open. According to various child-care providers, the pandemic did not so much create problems as exacerbate existing challenges. Diverse forms of child care were available to families during the pandemic, but the crisis highlights the province’s inequitable treatment of providers based on the type of care they provide.

Child Care in Post-Pandemic Canada
REPORT September 8th

We argue that the following three principles should undergird child-care policy in post-pandemic Canada: Place the well-being of the child first; recognize families’ diverse situations and needs; provide funding that all families can access equitably, and embed it in a comprehensive and flexible family policy.

Read the B.C. case study

Read the Ontario case study

Who Chooses Alberta Independent Schools and Why
REPORT September 1st

This paper is the final edition of a three-part, pan-Canadian series investigating the perceptions of independent-school parents. Using the same research question and methodology as the British Columbia (BC) and Ontario versions, this paper examines the findings in Alberta.

Click here to read a one-page summary of this report.

To check out the British Columbia findings, click here.

To check out the Ontario findings, click here.

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.