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Mental distress among the military

To know more about this question, we invite you to read the first edition of our Research Highlight series summarizing research findings regarding the role of various factors on adverse mental health outcomes in the military. Based on the Canadian Community Health Survey - Canadian Forces Supplement, the study confirms that multiple traumatic experiences increase the risk of mental disorders, while perceived social support decreases it. Read on.

5 December 2013 - 11:06am |

International Day of Persons with Disability

On the International Day of Persons with Disability proclaimed by the UN to support their integration in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life, we wish to highlight that numerous studies examining the situation of persons with disability have been done through the CRDCN, notably to better understand employment-related issues. A recent CRDCN Research Highlight also addresses this question.

3 December 2013 - 4:00pm |

November is financial literacy month in Canada

As part of the financial literacy month, we’d like to draw your attention to a recent study by Thomas Lalime et Pierre-Carl Michaud where they examine financial literacy levels in Canada using data from the Canadian Financial Capability Survey and find that Quebec is behind in this area compared to the rest of the country. Also enlightening: Jennifer Robson’s The Case for Financial Literacy and Saul Schwartz’s Can Financial Education Improve Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning?.

13 November 2013 - 3:31pm |