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The Hidden Economy: How Faith Helps Fuel Canada’s GDP
The Hidden Economy: How Faith Helps Fuel Canada’s GDP
2020-09-21T04:00:57

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.

Child Care During the Pandemic: Ontario
Child Care During the Pandemic: Ontario
2020-09-08T06:00:57

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
Child Care During the Pandemic: British Columbia
2020-09-08T06:00:52

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
Child Care in Post-Pandemic Canada
2020-09-08T06:00:12

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
Who Chooses Alberta Independent Schools and Why
2020-09-01T08:00:29

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
The Potential to Give During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-07-22T12:00:25

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
Royally Flushed: Reforming Gambling to Work for, Not Against, Atlantic Canada
2020-07-15T05:45:35

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

Royally Flushed: Reforming Gambling to Work for, Not Against, Alberta
Royally Flushed: Reforming Gambling to Work for, Not Against, Alberta
2020-07-15T05:45:35

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

Royally Flushed: Reforming Gambling to Work for, Not Against, British Columbia
Royally Flushed: Reforming Gambling to Work for, Not Against, British Columbia
2020-07-15T05:45:35

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
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Federal Tax Credit for Charitable Donations
2020-07-07T05:45:00

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
Loneliness and Social Isolation
2020-06-29T12:33:06

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
Structural Challenges to Personal Support Worker Funding
2020-06-29T05:45:00

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?

The Canadian Marriage Map
The Canadian Marriage Map
2020-06-23T12:00:46

A compilation of data on marriage

Pressing Its Luck
Pressing Its Luck
2020-06-09T16:00:27

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

Flexible Education in an Age of Disruption
Flexible Education in an Age of Disruption
2020-05-25T14:00:43

Embracing Innovation and Diversity in Ontario K–12 Education

Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Parent Involvement
Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Parent Involvement
2020-04-08T08:00:58

A Case Study of Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School

Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Building Community
Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Building Community
2020-04-08T07:00:46

A Case Study of Woodland Christian High School

An Institutional History of Religious Freedom in Canada
An Institutional History of Religious Freedom in Canada
2020-04-03T09:51:35

This paper aims to provide a historical context for why freedom of religion and conscience is foundational to Canadian democracy, diversity, pluralism, and to our common life as human beings living in this place, this Canada.

A Call to Action to Support Canadian Civil Society in Response to COVID-19
A Call to Action to Support Canadian Civil Society in Response to COVID-19
2020-03-20T14:09:21

Cardus is offering a clear plan of action to equip Canada’s governments to supply immediate financial support to charities in order to protect their capacity to provide crucial front-line services during and after the immediate crisis.

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