Cardus exists to promote a flourishing society.

Such flourishing can only happen if we truly understand how we work justly, how we live peaceably in our communities, how we learn well in our schools, how our families thrive, and how our laws support foundational freedoms.

Like all research organizations, Cardus operates within a philosophical framework. We are rooted in 2,000 years of Christian social thought, which we seek to apply to our modern social context.

We use independent research to support evidence-based policy and social analysis, facilitate robust public dialogue, and to produce thought-provoking commentary. As a non-partisan think tank and registered charity, Cardus welcomes public and institutional engagement with our work—agree or disagree.

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Our Team +

Meet our dynamic group of Cardus experts HERE

Senior Fellows +

Our interdisciplinary cohort of innovative thinkers and lead practitioners that serve as expert Senior Fellows that inform and contribute to the work of Cardus. Meet them HERE