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CRDCN 2018 National Conference

Building an Inclusive, Prosperous and Healthy Canada: What Can We Learn From the Data?

October 18 & 19, 2018 - Hamilton, Ontario

Evidence-based policy requires evidence.  Over the past 18 years, the CRDCN has provided researchers with high-quality data to help inform policy-making designed to improve the life of Canadians. This year, the annual Network conference invited papers from those who have used an RDC or other large-scale survey or administrative data sources to improve our understanding of Canada's diverse society.  With permission, several presentations are available below.
Conference Highlights:
  • The two-day conference includes continental breakfasts, lunches and a banquet at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on the Thursday night which will include a visit of the Gallery.
  • A special Address by Anil Arora, the Chief Statistician of Canada, who will discuss future directions for Statistics Canada, as 2018 marks the agency's 100th anniversary
  • Two keynote speakers: Matthew Mendelsohn, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Results & Delivery), Government of Canada and Nicole Fortin, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia
  • Awards for the best poster presentations.
  • Working breakfast with Pierre Turcotte, Status of Women Canada
  • Working breakfast with Brad Seward, The Mowat Centre



  • New and forthcoming datasets in the RDCs (1): Employment and education
  • Spatial perspective and mapping: introduction to statistical analysis using R, ArcGIS Pro, and Insights for ArcGIS
  • Gender-based analysis Plus and intersectionality
  • Leveraging data at Indigenous Services Canada, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  • New and forthcoming datasets in the RDCs (2): Health and immigration
  • Putting the squeeze on big data: using SAS to prepare large datasets