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The Shifting Landscape of Faith in Canada
The Shifting Landscape of Faith in Canada
2022-11-23T12:00:00

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.

Naturally Diverse
Naturally Diverse
2022-11-22T10:00:00

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. 

Indigenous Voices of Faith: Fr. Cristino Bouvette
Indigenous Voices of Faith: Fr. Cristino Bouvette
2022-11-17T10:00:00

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

Indigenous Voices of Faith: Jeff Decontie
Indigenous Voices of Faith: Jeff Decontie
2022-11-17T10:00:00

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

Indigenous Voices of Faith: Rosella Kinoshameg
Indigenous Voices of Faith: Rosella Kinoshameg
2022-11-17T10:00:00

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.

Indigenous Voices of Faith: Bill Adsit
Indigenous Voices of Faith: Bill Adsit
2022-11-17T10:00:00

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
Canada’s New Working Class
2022-09-29T04:00:00

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.

Economic Reconciliation
Economic Reconciliation
2022-09-15T06:00:00

We examine the nature and extent of the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians on various economic measures.

Excerpt from Future Ready
Excerpt from Future Ready
2022-07-29T15:00:00

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.

Many Educational Systems, a Common Good
Many Educational Systems, a Common Good
2022-07-26T06:00:00

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.

A Framework for Implementing Community Benefits Agreements
A Framework for Implementing Community Benefits Agreements
2022-07-15T06:00:00

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.

Vulnerable Sector Check Costs Remain a Barrier for Volunteers
Vulnerable Sector Check Costs Remain a Barrier for Volunteers
2022-07-12T06:00:00

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.

Assessing Ontario’s Pandemic School Closures and What Students Need
Assessing Ontario’s Pandemic School Closures and What Students Need
2022-03-29T06:00:00

Prolonged school closures has sparked debate about the intention, necessity, and efficacy of halting in-person education as an effective policy tool.

Breaking Down Work Barriers for People with Disabilities
Breaking Down Work Barriers for People with Disabilities
2022-03-23T06:00:00

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.

Reasonable Limits
Reasonable Limits
2022-02-09T06:00:00

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.

Backgrounder on Federal Parental-Leave Benefits
Backgrounder on Federal Parental-Leave Benefits
2022-02-09T05:00:00

The purpose of this backgrounder is to provide context for conversations at Cardus on the advantages, challenges, and potential reforms needed to improve Canada’s parental-leave benefits policies.

Needs Improvement: How Public Schools Teach about Religion
Needs Improvement: How Public Schools Teach about Religion
2022-01-26T06:00:00

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.

Excellence in Education
Excellence in Education
2021-12-14T13:00:00

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.

A Good Fit
A Good Fit
2021-12-13T06:00:00

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.

Who We Will Become
Who We Will Become
2021-12-08T00:00:00

The Christian tradition possesses the tools to aid the Christian community in asking the right questions regarding the cultivation of a healthy participation of children in public life

Cardus at Twenty and Beyond
Cardus at Twenty and Beyond
2021-11-23T10:00:00

Twenty years marks an important milestone for Cardus

For Love or Money?
For Love or Money?
2021-10-21T06:00:00

Why do some young adults choose to marry and others do not?

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