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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 invites 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.
We encourage both oral and poster submissions about relevant topics, including among others: Indigenous peoples, immigration, poverty, inequality, education, crime, labour markets, gender, firm behaviour, productivity, environmental effects, health and well being. Non-thematic submissions are also welcome, including methodological and data-development presentations. 
Conference Highlights:
  • The two-day conference includes breakfasts, lunches and a banquet at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on the Thursday night which will include a visit of the Gallery.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Workshops will be offered on October 17: Details will be posted over the next few weeks.
  • Awards for the best poster presentations.
  • More to come...