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Child Care by the Numbers-Saskatchewan
Child Care by the Numbers-Saskatchewan
2021-01-28T08:00:00

The federal government intends to implement a national universal child-care program that will require the provinces to exchange autonomy for funding directed toward a one-size-fits-all system. A national universal child-care program is structurally opposed to equity for all families, because it limits funding based on the type of care families use. There are better options.

Child-care policies should be equitable for all families, regardless of the type of care they choose. Universal child-care systems fail to recognize the diverse care needs of parents in Saskatchewan and their reasons for the type of care they choose.

Child Care by the Numbers-Prince Edward Island
Child Care by the Numbers-Prince Edward Island
2021-01-28T08:00:00

Child care is the care of a child, no matter who provides that care. Families have diverse care needs and rely on a variety of forms of care to meet those needs. Public policy best serves families when it offers flexibility and choice. Child-care policies should be equitable for all families, regardless of the type of care they choose. Universal child-care systems fail to recognize the diverse care needs of parents in Prince Edward Island and their reasons for the type of care they choose.

Child Care by the Numbers - Ontario
Child Care by the Numbers - Ontario
2021-01-28T08:00:00

The federal government intends to implement a national universal child-care program that will require the provinces to exchange autonomy for funding directed toward a one-size-fits-all system. A national universal child-care program is structurally opposed to equity for all families, because it limits funding based on the type of care families use. There are better options.

Child-care policies should be equitable for all families, regardless of the type of care they choose. Universal child-care systems fail to recognize the diverse care needs of parents in Ontario and their reasons for the type of care they choose.

Child Care by the Numbers - Newfoundland & Labrador
Child Care by the Numbers - Newfoundland & Labrador
2021-01-28T08:00:00

The federal government intends to implement a national universal child-care program that will require the provinces to exchange autonomy for funding directed toward a one-size-fits-all system. A national universal child-care program is structurally opposed to equity for all families, because it limits funding based on the type of care families use. There are better options.

Child-care policies should be equitable for all families, regardless of the type of care they choose. Universal child-care systems fail to recognize the diverse care needs of parents in Newfoundland and Labrador and their reasons for the type of care they choose.

Child Care by the Numbers - Nova Scotia
Child Care by the Numbers - Nova Scotia
2021-01-28T08:00:00

The federal government intends to implement a national universal child-care program that will require the provinces to exchange autonomy for funding directed toward a one-size-fits-all system. A national universal child-care program is structurally opposed to equity for all families, because it limits funding based on the type of care families use. There are better options.

Child-care policies should be equitable for all families, regardless of the type of care they choose. Universal child-care systems fail to recognize the diverse care needs of Nova Scotia parents and their reasons for the type of care they choose.

Child Care by the Numbers - New Brunswick
Child Care by the Numbers - New Brunswick
2021-01-28T08:00:00

The federal government intends to implement a national universal child-care program that will require the provinces to exchange autonomy for funding directed toward a one-size-fits-all system. A national universal child-care program is structurally opposed to equity for all families, because it limits funding based on the type of care families use. There are better options.

Child-care policies should be equitable for all families, regardless of the type of care they choose. Universal child-care systems fail to recognize the diverse care needs of New Brunswick parents and their reasons for the type of care they choose.



Our Time - Project at Vanier Centre for Women
Our Time - Project at Vanier Centre for Women
2021-01-22T11:00:00

The OUR TIME project is a service initiative by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints volunteering at the Vanier Centre for Women, a correctional facility in Milton, Ontario. Through OUR TIME, the women incarcerated at Vanier have the opportunity to record themselves reading to their children, giving them a chance to hear their mothers’ voices while they are apart.

Union Gospel Mission: Case Studies in Faith-Based Social Service
Union Gospel Mission: Case Studies in Faith-Based Social Service
2021-01-12T09:00:00

Union Gospel Mission (UGM) ministers to people experiencing homelessness, poverty, and addiction throughout Metro Vancouver and Mission, British Columbia. Throughout its eighty-year history, Union Gospel Mission’s work has been rooted in and motived by its Christian faith. The organization meets immediate needs in the region with emergency shelter, chaplaincy services, and meals.

Fuelling Canada's Middle Class
Fuelling Canada's Middle Class
2020-12-02T14:36:20

How can policy-makers ensure that the burden of climate action is broadly distributed, and not disproportionately affecting low- and mid-skilled workers? This paper argues that the focus should be on lowering the emission intensity of the sector rather than abandoning resource development altogether.

Cardus Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women
Cardus Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women
2020-11-19T13:00:00

Solutions for families both during and after the pandemic.

Matthew House: Case Studies in Faith-Based Social Service
Matthew House: Case Studies in Faith-Based Social Service
2020-11-10T15:39:02

Matthew House Ottawa provides services to refugee claimants, offering them a temporary place to live in Ottawa, Ontario, and access to an established support network as they start their new life in Canada.

Broad Support for MAiD in Canada Has Caveats and Concerns
Broad Support for MAiD in Canada Has Caveats and Concerns
2020-11-10T05:55:00

The story of Canadian attitudes toward medical assistance in dying (MAiD), or doctor-assisted suicide, is a complex one. It is clear that general support for MAiD has increased since it has become legal, but for most Canadians, many caveats accompany their support. This public opinion survey by the Angus Reid Group, commissioned by Cardus, outlines the many caveats and concerns Canadians express about the breadth and speed of the expansion of MAiD.

Response to NDP Plan for Long-Term Care
Response to NDP Plan for Long-Term Care
2020-11-05T05:00:24

There is broad consensus that action is desperately needed in the long-term care system. 

Christian Horizons: Case Studies in Faith-Based Social Service
Christian Horizons: Case Studies in Faith-Based Social Service
2020-10-23T09:00:20

As its name suggests, Christian Horizons has been a Christian organization since its inception. Its founders, the Rev. Jim and Adrienne Reese, were devout members of the Baptist tradition. They envisioned and created an explicitly Christian response to the need to support people with disabilities.

Ismaili CIVIC: Case Studies in Faith-Based Social Service
Ismaili CIVIC: Case Studies in Faith-Based Social Service
2020-10-14T16:28:57

Ismaili Muslims believe that it is the role of the Imam to continuously interpret the faith of Islam according to the times.

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.

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