Our Research

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.

Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Moral and Faith Formation
Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Moral and Faith Formation
2020-03-06T09:00:48

The Catholic tradition views the school as working alongside the church to help parents educate their children. While parents are the primary providers of their children’s religious and moral formation, they do not undertake this significant work alone (Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace 2006). Among the most important responsibilities of educators at a Catholic school, then, is sustaining the relationship between the school and the community of faith to which it belongs.

Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Technology and Computational Thinking
Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Technology and Computational Thinking
2020-03-06T08:00:59

Technology has become an inescapable part of nearly every North American child’s daily experience. Nevertheless, the increasing importance of technology has made it imperative that future citizens learn to engage constructively with the digital infrastructure undergirding their world.

Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: School Leadership
Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: School Leadership
2020-03-06T07:00:37

Leaders who serve schools and their communities with humility, love of neighbour, and Christ-like character ultimately work to advance the common good.

Toward a More Diverse and Resilient Education Sector
Toward a More Diverse and Resilient Education Sector
2020-03-02T12:00:59

This brief makes the case for expanding Alberta’s conception of public education, and emphasizing private (hereafter, independent) school sector expansion in forthcoming reforms. Where an emphasis on expanding secular charter schools exists, an equal or greater emphasis should be placed on expanding the number of and enrolment at independent schools in Alberta.

What Do They Deliver?
What Do They Deliver?
2020-02-10T05:00:29

If news reports are an indication, skepticism is increasing in America about the value of higher education.

The Long, Quiet Work of Faith and Public Good
The Long, Quiet Work of Faith and Public Good
2020-01-28T06:00:21

Religion and religious groups have been integral to villages, towns, and cities for millennia. This remains true for communities today where the presence of congregations is evident. In the case of Guelph, iconic stone churches reflect the long-standing work of the faith community. The work of these communities isn’t always as visible. In this brief case study, we examine a particular set of dynamics that involve a range of congregational actors as they have developed strategies to make Guelph a better place to live for everyone.

Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Environmental Education
Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Environmental Education
2020-01-16T14:00:54

What can schools do to promote environmental education? 

Researchers went on site in search of promising practices and excellence in Christian education. This is what they found. Read on.

Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Indigenous Perspectives
Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Indigenous Perspectives
2020-01-16T13:00:33

What can schools do to promote indigenous education and reconciliation? 

Researchers went on site in search of promising practices and excellence in Christian education. This is what they found. Read on.

Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Civic Engagement
Pursuing Excellence in Christian Education: Civic Engagement
2020-01-16T12:00:37

What can schools do to promote civic engagement? 

Researchers went on site in search of promising practices and excellence in Christian education. This is what they found. Read on.

Negotiating the Complexity of Local Economic Development
Negotiating the Complexity of Local Economic Development
2019-12-19T06:00:30

How can a local congregation directly support its neighbourhood economic growth for the common good? This Social Cities profile examines the lessons learned when the congregation of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, New York undertook to establish the Westminster Economic Development Initiative to improve the quality of life for their neighbours and extended communities.

Work is About More Than Money
Work is About More Than Money
2019-12-17T06:00:33

There is a large hole in our public talk about work and wages. Reviewing the latest research, "Work is About More Than Money" uncovers the personal, social and psychological costs of unemployment. It identifies the missing pieces in our thinking and policymaking about labour to show why it is urgent to attend to the non-monetary benefits of work.

People Over Paperwork
People Over Paperwork
2019-11-12T07:00:46

Workers in Ontario’s long-term care homes provide care and support for thousands of seniors every day—but there are not nearly enough of them. 

The demand for long-term care beds is rising, yet care workers' wages have fallen. Increased regulation, meanwhile, is forcing these workers to spend more time filling out paperwork, taking time away from hands-on care for residents. 

This report examines the labour market challenges facing Ontario's long-term care workers and urges government to join long-term care employers and labour in implementing solutions.

Who Are You? Reaffirming Human Dignity
Who Are You? Reaffirming Human Dignity
2019-10-28T08:00:22

“Know thyself.” 

This ancient Greek maxim is popular today, but also widely misunderstood. Self knowledge goes deeper than awareness of your likes, dislikes, and personal interests. To know who you are, is to know what you are. 

What kind of being am I? What does it mean to be human? Do I have dignity? Who Are You? Reaffirming Human Dignity from the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute will help you answer these questions.  

Cardus Education Survey 2018: Rethinking Public Education
Cardus Education Survey 2018: Rethinking Public Education
2019-10-07T14:12:31

The United States is ready for a more inclusive definition of public education. Based on a decade’s worth of research, Rethinking Public Education: Including All Schools that Contribute to the Public Good, argues that private schools contribute to American public education in tangible and measurable ways. Read on to learn why a modern, inclusive, and pluralistic public education system would take those contributions into account and include all types of schools – public and private.

Cardus Education Survey 2018: Perceptions of High School Experience and Preparedness for Life
Cardus Education Survey 2018: Perceptions of High School Experience and Preparedness for Life
2019-09-19T12:00:04

This report from the 2018 Cardus Education Survey examines the school sector effect on how graduates of nongovernmental and public schools in the U.S think about their experiences in high school, including an assessment of their high school’s quality and climate, the relationships they formed there, and how well they felt prepared for key dimensions of adulthood, including university, career, and personal relationships. It is based on a representative survey of 1500 randomly selected American high school graduates (ages 24-39). The Cardus Education Survey includes a large number of controls for many factors in student development such as parental education, religion, and income, to isolate a school sector's particular impact. 

Who Chooses Ontario Independent Schools and Why? (Summary)
Who Chooses Ontario Independent Schools and Why? (Summary)
2019-09-09T13:00:02

Ontario's independent school sector is growing at a remarkable pace. Who chooses independent schools in Ontario and why? What is the demographic profile of families who are choosing independent schools? What are the reasons behind their choices? This is the first study in over a decade to answer those questions. 

To read the full report, click here.

Who Chooses Ontario Independent Schools and Why?
Who Chooses Ontario Independent Schools and Why?
2019-09-09T12:00:24

Ontario's independent school sector is growing at a remarkable pace. Who chooses independent schools in Ontario and why? What is the demographic profile of families who are choosing independent schools? What are the reasons behind their choices? This is the first study in over a decade to answer those questions. 

To read a summary of the report, click here.

To check out the British Columbia findings, click here.

To check out the Alberta findings, click here.

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