Our Research

Why is Sex Ed Silent About Marriage?
REPORT September 5th

Meet Ontario’s new old sex ed, same as Ontario’s old new sex ed, writes Cardus Family Director Andrea Mrozek. Meanwhile, Mrozek notes, the proven, enduring good of marriage gets crickets.

Mapping Independent School Associations in Canada
REPORT September 2nd

This paper is a first effort to understand the place of school associations in the Canadian independent school landscape. 

These associations strengthen the voice of the independent school sector, increase capacity, and promote values and standards among the diverse forms of quality non-government K-12 education. Within this paper are mapped the functions of 56 provincial, national, and international education associations from across Canada.

Qualified Independent Schools in Saskatchewan
REPORT September 1st

Six years ago the province of Saskatchewan created an additional funded independent school category: Qualified Independent Schools. This paper examines changes in enrollment and independent school distribution between 2011/2012 and 2017/2018—the six-year period following the introduction of Qualified Independent Schools in Saskatchewan. 

This innovation provides the unique opportunity to observe how the independent school sector responds to substantive policy change. 

Skimming Off the Top
REPORT July 16th

The evidence is in: Restricted contract bidding based on union affiliation is not in the public interest. Skimming off the Top uses industry benchmarks and best practices to evaluate procurement policy for public infrastructure construction. This paper explores the cost implications, but also goes beyond those numbers to consider the effects that the diversion from best practices can have on the construction industry, workers, and the public good.

“A child born of a three-way” and Newfoundland law
REPORT July 10th

In a decision delivered in April 2018, a Newfoundland court recognized three legal parents (two fathers and one mother), based on the throuple’s sexual relationship 

Religion is Good for Canada: Can We Figure it Out?
REPORT June 22nd

Cardus Executive Vice-President Ray Pennings addresses the annual Ideacity conference on the topic of God & Nature.

Cohabitation Among Middle-Aged Canadians
REPORT June 20th

A new report finds that marriage is declining as cohabitation rates double among middle-aged Canadians.

Peace, Order, and Good Government
REPORT May 17th

Hon. Jason Kenney on government, civil society, and the common good.

With Jen Gerson, Pat Nixon, and Ray Pennings 

May 17, 2018 | Glenbow Museum in Calgary, AB

The Golden Thread of Faith
REPORT May 9th

The Golden Thread of Public Faith: An Historic Freedom is an address given by Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett at the Launch of the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute on May 9, 2018.

AFC 2018 Summit: Panel - What Can America Learn from School Choice Globally?
REPORT May 3rd

A rich discussion of international education, and how we best use education to form the common good in a pluralistic society, featuring Cardus Program Director for Education alongside Cardus Senior Fellow Ashley Berner.