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Women and Gender Equality Canada Funding of CRDCN Research Projects on Selected Topics in Gender Equality

The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) is pleased to announce the recipients of research funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada for four individual projects and one team project.  

The researchers will use the rich microdata available through CRDCN’s Research Data Centre (RDC) program to produce research reports in defined priority areas in order to support Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) evidence-based policy and program activities. WAGE has funded a total of $165,000 for the approved research projects. 

CRDCN and WAGE had identified the following research/policy themes: 

Training, trajectories and leaves 

Labour markets and opportunity 

Intergenerational transmission of poverty 

Decision making at work and home 

Inclusive economic development 

The intersectional impacts of climate change on diverse populations 


This initiative supports the advancement of research and evidence-based policy and programming, with project topics giving focus to: immigrant care worker trajectories and intersectional inequalities; the gender wage gap in health, social and STEM fields; unemployment transitions, workplace norms and parental leave imbalances; and gendered dimensions of intergenerational social mobility.    

Team project recipients 

1) Team project title: Unpacking the gendered dimensions of social mobility in Canada using an intersectional approach 

Team members: Xavier St-Denis (Principal Investigator), Institut national de la recherche scientifique; Gaëlle Simard-Duplain (Co-Investigator), University of British Columbia; Chih-lan Winnie Yang (Co-Investigator), McGill University 

Individual project recipients 

1) Individual project title: Immigrant care workers in Canada: Transitions, trajectories, and intersectional inequalities 

Principal Investigator: Naomi Lightman, University of Calgary 

2) Individual project title: Gender-related wage gaps among health, social, and STEM professionals across the rural-urban continuum 

Principal Investigator: Neeru Gupta, University of New Brunswick 

3) Individual project title: Looking for work? Understanding the unemployment transitions of women and men in Canada 

Principal Investigator: Tammy Schirle, Wilfrid Laurier University 

4) Individual project title: Peer effects at work and parental leave: Why is Papa not more involved? 

Principal Investigator: Fabian Lange, McGill University 

For further information contact [email protected] 



The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) is a premier research and training platform for over 2,000 researchers in the quantitative social and health sciences in Canada. The Network provides unique access to Statistics Canada data on 33 campuses across the country to advance knowledge and inform public policy. CRDCN is funded by SSHRC, CIHR, CFI, the FRQ, Statistics Canada and our 42 primary and affiliated partner universities. CRDCN is recognized as one of Canada’s Major Science Initiatives. 


The mandate of the Department of Women and Gender Equality is to advance equality with respect to sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression through the inclusion of people of all genders, including women, in Canada’s economic, social, and political life. This application of a gender and diversity lens will help us to understand better the intersection of sex and gender with other identity factors. These factors include – but are not limited to – race, national and ethnic origin, Indigenous origin or identity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic condition, place of residence and disability. 

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