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Canada's social and political landscape is often shaped by its courts. LexView provides succinct and timely evaluation of those cases that shape Canadian policy on a variety of issues.

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Cardus Policy in Public is an "occasional paper" featuring the policy development and analysis of Cardus.

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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.

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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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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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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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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Competition and Cooperation Competition and Cooperation
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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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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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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!
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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"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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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