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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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.

Published by Cardus, formerly known as Work Research Foundation.

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Supporting Natural Caregivers Supporting Natural Caregivers

As Canada is experiencing a demographic shift towards an aging society, the growing demand on natural caregivers will require the mobilization of community support systems. This paper acknowledges the current federal and provincial caregiver policies, then explores innovative international initiatives that build on community connectivity to support natural caregivers and those they care for. The initiatives are consistent with a public health approach and move towards the creation of a culture of care.

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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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"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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Religious Freedom in a Multicultural Society Religious Freedom in a Multicultural Society

In examining the impact of recent judicial rulings on cases under Section 2a of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that enshrines freedom of conscience and religion, Faisal Bhabha draws our attention to how individuals' religious expression has been and is being accommodated within Canadian jurisprudence. Bhabha argues that the Supreme Court of Canada is striving in its decisions to reflect the multicultural nature of Canadian society by striking a balance between competing interests. In so doing, Bhabha posits, the Court is shifting from a posture of strong rights articulation to a weak rights application. The paper also highlights the emerging challenge of 'faithism'—a new form of discrimination increasingly manifested by public sceptics who ascribe negative characteristics or flawed values to people who profess a religious faith—and the impact that such discrimination can have on Canada's multicultural and multi-faith reality.

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Religious Freedom and the Common Good Religious Freedom and the Common Good

Professor Tom Farr's clearly written paper traces for the reader the development of the idea of religious freedom in the American context from the founding days of the republic during the Enlightenment through to our times in which the very acceptance of religious freedom as a core principle in our society is under threat.

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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.

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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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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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!
Cardus Education Survey 2016: Educating To Love Your Neighbour Cardus Education Survey 2016: Educating To Love Your Neighbour The 2016 Cardus Education Survey report is available now. This is the second instalment focusing on Canadian graduates.

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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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Lessons for Ontario: Education Diversity Across Canada Lessons for Ontario: Education Diversity Across Canada On November 5th, 2015 Cardus convened a group of senior-level stakeholders in education from across Canada. These stakeholders represented both public and independent school sectors. They were asked to consider this question: Would a warmer climate for school sector diversity improve education in Ontario?
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Religious Freedom as a Fundamental Freedom Religious Freedom as a Fundamental Freedom

As we at Cardus continue to advance our efforts to better comprehend, reveal, and reflect on our common life, freedom of religion or conscience looms large. This freedom enables us to live fully as we are and are called to be. It bears witness to the fact that we as human beings have a metaphysical need to make sense of our world and to encounter God. Beyond the legal framings of religious freedom contained in international human rights covenants is a freedom to contemplate who I am: Who I am in relationship to you; who I am in relationship to the created world; and who I am in relationship to God or to a particular philosophy. The ability to freely and both publicly and privately act on that metaphysical need is foundational to our democracy, our common life together, and indeed to our capacity to recognize and actively embrace the dignity each one of us bears. Without the guarantee of this freedom we are no less free in our interior life, but when freedom of religion is threatened or ignored, the living out of our public lives of faith can be undermined, sometimes gravely so.

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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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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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Social Cities - Newsletter

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Work & Economics - Newsletter

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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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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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Cardus Family Newsletter

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Cardus Law Newsletter

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Cardus U Newsletter Cardus U Newsletter Keep on top of the latest developments in the pilot Cardus*U program: sign up for the occasional email newsletter.
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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 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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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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Cambridge City Soul: Context Report April 2016 Cambridge City Soul: Context Report April 2016 Following a series of meetings, consultations and document reviews over the past two years, Cardus is pleased to release this City Soul context report for the city of Cambridge, Ontario.
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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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Marriage is Good for Your Health Marriage is Good for Your Health
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Valuing Toronto's Faith Congregations Valuing Toronto's Faith Congregations Churches and faith communities of various traditions have a great deal to offer to society and to the common good. Typically, these contributions have focused on qualitative contributions that congregations make to the cultural, spiritual, and social well-being of the communities that surround them. Few studies, however, have assessed these contributions in quantitative monetary terms. Even fewer, qualitative or quantitative, have begun to explore how these realities might create a space for faith communities at the social policy table. Welcome to the Halo Project.
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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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Freedom of Conscience and Religion Freedom of Conscience and Religion This paper by Professor Douglas Farrow of McGill University is both a timely and forthright contribution to the growing discussion on the impact of the autonomy doctrine on a broad range of concepts, beliefs, and our understanding of truth itself.

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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.

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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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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