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Cardus Education Survey 2014: Private Schools for the Public Good Cardus Education Survey 2014: Private Schools for the Public Good The 2014 Cardus Education Survey report is available now. This is the second instalment focusing on USA graduates.

The Cardus Education Survey is now considered the most significant representative benchmark of non-public school academic, cultural, and spiritual outcomes.
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Cardus Education Survey: Phase I Report (2011) Cardus Education Survey: Phase I Report (2011)

Do Christian schools deliver on their promises? Cardus reports on the largest-ever sample of Christian school graduates and administrators in North America, particularly their spiritual formation, cultural engagement, and academic development.

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Cardus Education Survey: Phase I Facilitator's Guide (Teachers and Administrators) Cardus Education Survey: Phase I Facilitator's Guide (Teachers and Administrators)

The curriculum package for teachers & administrators of Christian schools will equip school staff to compare your school's vision to your outcomes. Study the Christian education benchmarks, and consider next steps as you seek to integrate faith, worldview, and academic excellence in your students' educational experience.

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Cardus Education Survey: Phase I Facilitator's Guide (Parents and Supporters) Cardus Education Survey: Phase I Facilitator's Guide (Parents and Supporters)

The curriculum package for parents & supporters of Christian schools will equip you to lead fellow parents, grandparents, strategic planning volunteers, board members, and other stakeholders through a meaningful, productive discussion of the educational efforts of your Christian school, based on the national CES results.

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College of Trades: An Impossible Institution College of Trades: An Impossible Institution

Ontario's College of Trades will not be effective in solving the very real problems with trades in Ontario, and will almost definitely increase the financial and regulatory burden on an already troubled sector. The COT is a far-reaching piece of legislation offering little confidence the College will objectively and responsibly manage Ontario's trades.

Living on the Streets Living on the Streets

Living on the Streets suggests that established religious communities—churches, synagogues, mosques, and the like—are institutions with a critical role to play in the urban life of Hamilton.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Evaluating Closed Tendering in Construction Markets Hiding in Plain Sight: Evaluating Closed Tendering in Construction Markets

Ontario is faced with huge deficits and a debt that will hamper the province’s long-term economic prospects. In the face of this dire situation, Ontario’s government is turning over stones to find savings for the provincial budget. While many will focus on the need to make cuts in order to achieve this goal, there is a way to achieve significant savings in Ontario hiding in plain sight: opening up public construction procurement to competitive bidding.

Program director Brian Dijkema and lead author Stephen Bauld introduce the paper and its importance: video (1:30).

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Where is the Research? Where is the Research?

The rapid movement towards compulsory certification by Ontario's College of Trades is being done in a research vacuum.

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Toward a Warmer Climate for Ontario's Private Schools Toward a Warmer Climate for Ontario's Private Schools

What is Ontario going to do about its private schools? Cardus explores the need for a serious policy review in this discussion paper by Dr. Derek Allison, emeritus professor in the education faculty at Western University.

"Something of a chilly climate has developed toward non-public schools in Ontario," writes Allison. This report argues to politicians, bureaucrats, and fellow citizens that both private and public education are goods that can be intertwined and made interdependent to foster a stable, orderly, and integrated society.

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Why Is Construction So Expensive in Ontario? Why Is Construction So Expensive in Ontario?

Debates regarding construction labour have been trapped in an ideological pro- and anti-union paradigm. This paper argues that the debate needs to be reframed in a “competitive labour pool” paradigm...

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Toronto the Good Toronto the Good

Toronto the Good is designed to connect hundreds of municipal, business, social service and municipal leaders with an interactive research initiative meant to change their understanding of city building, and the place of the church in the city.

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Calgary City Soul Phase 2: Final Report Calgary City Soul Phase 2: Final Report

Cardus is pleased to present Phase Two of its Calgary City Soul project. Undertaken in cooperation with the Arlington Group, the report is also accompanied by a direct letter to Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and the Calgary City Council, with specific amendments proposed for Calgary's Centre City Plan.

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The Building Meaning Project Paper and Recommendations The Building Meaning Project Paper and Recommendations

A social bias against employment in the skilled trades exists in this country. This culminating document of the Building Meaning project includes the Building Meaning in the Skilled Trades background paper, and our final series of recommendations for industry and labour stakeholders; educational institutions; governments; and researchers.

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Cardus Education Survey - Brochure Cardus Education Survey - Brochure The Cardus Education Survey brochure provides a brief summary of the nature and scope of this research project including key experts and project outcomes.
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How and Why We Should Read the Old Testament for Public Life Today How and Why We Should Read the Old Testament for Public Life Today Ryan O'Dowd introduces and curates a series of articles on how and why we should read the Old Testament for public life today.
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Death is Natural: Reframing the End-of-Life Conversation in Canada Death is Natural: Reframing the End-of-Life Conversation in Canada This inaugural Cardus Health report builds on the 2011 parliamentary report "Not to be Forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians." Many recommendations have been published by many organizations since 2011, and this report evaluates these proposals while looking through three lenses.
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A Canadian Culture of Generosity A Canadian Culture of Generosity “A Canadian Culture of Generosity: Renewing Canada’s Social Architecture by Investing in the Civic Core and the ‘Third Sector’” is a Cardus discussion paper looking at a strategic response to flagging volunteerism, philanthropy and civic participation.
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Competitively Working in Tomorrow's Construction Competitively Working in Tomorrow's Construction

Taking as its basis a thorough literature review and data collected from interviews with a range of construction industry leaders, this study is an informed and descriptive discussion of trends and movements within the industry. Ray Pennings provides insight and analysis of major issues concerning the construction industry, such as construction labour relations and industry innovations.

Public Opinion Poll: End-of-Life Care in Canada (Nanos Research) Public Opinion Poll: End-of-Life Care in Canada (Nanos Research) In this poll commissioned by Cardus, Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,000 Canadians between February 22nd and 27th, 2015 as part of an omnibus survey. Questions were themed on Canadians' level of preparedness for making end-of-life health care decisions; confidence in Canada's health care system; and how and by whom end-of-life care questions are addressed. Download the results here.
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"Big Society" and Social Responsibility

A transcription of proceedings from the Manning Centre Special Briefing, held June 10, 2011 in Ottawa.

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Tuning Up Ontario's Economic Engine: A Cardus Construction Competitiveness Monitor Brief Tuning Up Ontario's Economic Engine: A Cardus Construction Competitiveness Monitor Brief Toronto rightly calls itself the economic engine of Ontario. But Toronto's performance is hampered by legislation which prevents it from getting the best value for its construction projects. One of the reasons can be found in a 2008 Toronto city staff report which studied the cost implications of closed-tendering in Toronto. This paper reviews that staff report and finds significant methodological problems with it that lead to faulty conclusions.
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Is Social Capital Measurement Still Relevant? Is Social Capital Measurement Still Relevant?

This 2014 paper seeks to explore both the current and potential means for evaluating the role that social capital might yet play in urban policy and community development. In particular, this paper evaluates the possibility of an updated assessment of social capital measurement in the context of the following key question: What are the merits of an updated Social Capital Measurement Report for urban policy makers and community development leaders?

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Going Local Going Local

Canada's challenge, and this issue of Cardus Policy in Public, is about exploring an embedded localism tethered to a robust federalism, with a good Samaritan kind of global neighbourliness.

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Renewing Canada's Social Architecture Renewing Canada's Social Architecture In this landmark speech, President Michael Van Pelt lays out the task of what he calls "renewing Canada's social architecture."
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Buying a Labour Monopoly? Buying a Labour Monopoly?

This document assesses the operation of Job Targeting Programs and their impact on the construction industry in Canada.

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Think Different Think Different Launched at Think Different, Cardus published a compilation of some of the most creative ground level thinkers and doers on public religion and urban policy. Read a Review!
Loyola: A Momentous Case for Religious Freedom in Education Loyola: A Momentous Case for Religious Freedom in Education

Cardus presents a quick review of the Loyola High School v. Attorney General of Quebec case to date, including an introduction to the various perspectives of key intervening organizations. Published March 24, 2014.

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Cardus Coursepack - Worldview Cardus Coursepack - Worldview

Welcome to the Cardus Worldview Coursepack. We are delighted to present some of the best pieces from Comment's recent archive for this volume.



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Stay in the loop on the Social Cities project by Cardus. Email newsletter sent approximately bi-monthly.

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Cardus Coursepack - Worldview - Wholesale (10+ copies) Cardus Coursepack - Worldview - Wholesale (10+ copies)

Welcome to the Cardus Worldview Coursepack. We are delighted to present some of the best pieces from Comment's recent archive for this volume.



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Cardus Education Survey: Phase II Report (2012) Cardus Education Survey: Phase II Report (2012)

How do Canadians students rate their education? How do they fare—years later, decades later—in their cultural and civic lives?

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Working Local: A study of Stationary Labour in Canada’s Construction Sector Working Local: A study of Stationary Labour in Canada’s Construction Sector

Expanding on the findings made in Working Mobile, Ray Pennings further illuminates the labour situation in Canada's construction Industry by surveying local workers.

Cardus Construction Competitiveness Monitor Cardus Construction Competitiveness Monitor

Labour monopolies increase costs by up to 10 percent on nearly a billion dollars worth of Ontario construction projects, says a paper released by Hamilton based think-tank Cardus.

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Greenlighting Trade: A Trade Corridors Atlas Greenlighting Trade: A Trade Corridors Atlas

Greenlighting Trade: A Trade Corridors Atlas, written by Senior Researcher Russ Kuykendall, explains the "big idea" behind trade corridors. The study argues that the six largest sectors of Canada's export trade to the United States illustrate the usefulness of trade corridors.

Competition and Cooperation Competition and Cooperation
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Calgary City Soul Phase 1: Inventory of Physical Worship Space in Calgary's Centre City Calgary City Soul Phase 1: Inventory of Physical Worship Space in Calgary's Centre City

This is Calgary City Soul Phase 1: Inventory of Physical Worship Space in Calgary's City Centre, an audit report conducted over the summer of 2010. Calgary's Centre City Plan is designed to provide room and services for 40,000 additional residents in the civic core in the years ahead. If the plan makes no reference to the need for continued growth of the faith institutions in the Centre City, what will flourishing in the future be like?

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The California Table: Connecting Education and Culture The California Table: Connecting Education and Culture

Out of the California conversation has come one overarching call: to keep talking and create a North American debate about the future of education.

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Renewing Canadian Public Policy: Can Subsidiarity Provide the Framework? Renewing Canadian Public Policy: Can Subsidiarity Provide the Framework?

Cardus is interested in exploring how subsidiarity could rejuvenate and bring cohesion to public and private thought and practice including both civil service and political processes and engagement. Through papers, research, and events with key leaders and thinkers, we hope to strengthen the discussion and practice of subsidiarity. This white paper from Cardus explores what it might mean to re-engage the ideas of subsidiarity as a non-partisan underpinning for wider and more effective civic and public policy engagement.

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Working Mobile: A study of Labour Mobility in Canada's Industrial Construction Sector Working Mobile: A study of Labour Mobility in Canada's Industrial Construction Sector

A comprehensive investigative research report that gives the construction industry a better understanding of the various factors relating to worker mobility in the large industrial and civil engineering sectors of the industry.

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The Shifting Demand for Social Services The Shifting Demand for Social Services Every day Canadians rely on an extensive infrastructure provided by the charitable and not-for-profit sector to deliver the sorts of everyday social services often taken for granted.

What happens when the demand exceeds the supply?
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Cardus Case Study: Innovations in Mental Health Housing Cardus Case Study: Innovations in Mental Health Housing

Download the first entry in the Cardus Case Studies series today, and discover an organization renewing North America's social architecture.

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