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New dataset in the RDCs

Data from the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) is now available in the RDCs. The PSIS is a national survey that provides detailed information on enrolments and graduates of Canadian public postsecondary institutions in order to meet policy and planning needs in the field of postsecondary education. The PSIS RDC dataset consists of data for public institutions across all provinces and territories from 2009 onwards. Prior to 2009, institutions from select jurisdictions have been included to facilitate analysis with tax data that is concurrently being undertaken by Statistics Canada. PSIS Linked to T1 Family File (T1FF) is also available for the Maritimes provinces.

 

20 December 2017 - 11:08am |

New Statistic Act

On December 13, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, welcomed Royal Assent of a bill that reinforces Statistics Canada’s independence through legislative amendments to the Statistics Act. Among other targeted amendments, the new Act enables the appointment of the Chief Statistician by the Governor in Council to a renewable term of not more than five years — the Chief Statistician may only be removed for cause — and creates the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council to advise the Minister and Chief Statistician on the overall quality of the national statistics system and publish an annual report. Read the news release.

15 December 2017 - 6:26am |

Volunteering in Canada: what do we know?

December 4 is International Volonteer Day. We take this opportunity to highlight the research on volunteering being done in the RDCs with various datasets, notably the GSS on Giving, Volunteering, and Participating. Is compulsory volunteering for adolescents an effective means to developing volunteering afterwards, in adulthood? How does charity proximity affect behavior? Are contributions of time and money substitutes or complements? What is the impact of religion, taxation, and social cohesion on volunteering and charitable donations? These are some of the questions that our researchers have examined. Find more, in our online bibliography.

5 December 2017 - 11:37am |

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