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New dataset available

The Canadian Community Health Survey 2016 - Annual Component (CCHS) is now available in the RDCs. The CCHS is a cross-sectional survey that collects information related to health status, health care utilization and health determinants for the Canadian population. It relies upon a large sample of respondents and is designed to provide reliable estimates at the health region level every 2 years.

11 October 2017 - 5:32pm |

Census 2006 linked to hospitalization data

We are pleased to announce the release of a linked data set that brings together data from  the 2006 long-form Census and the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), thanks to the collaboration between Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). These linked data provide information on hospitalization patterns of Canadians and allow for analysis of subpopulations. They will also allow researchers to study the associations between the characteristics of individuals and their use of hospital services.  For more information about this new dataset, click here.

2 October 2017 - 5:10pm |

Census 2021: take part in the consultation

From September 11 to December 8, Statistics Canada is conducting a public consultation on the content of the 2021 Census. As users of this dataset, academic researchers are invited to take part in the consultation as are government representatives, First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and organizations, NGOs, and the private sector. The consultation seeks information on the relevance of the census, users’ needs, populations of interest, suitability of alternative data sources, multivariate analysis, comparability across Canada, continuity over time and the required frequency of outputs. For more information, visit the 2021 census content consultation website or contact the 2021 Census Content Determination Team.

14 September 2017 - 11:13am |

Social Mobility and Intergenerational Transmissions

The Research Group on Human Capital of UQAM's School of Management invites you to attend its fourth workshop, which will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017, at UQAM. Eight academic researchers from the fields of Economics and Sociology will present recent work on the theme of social mobility and intergenerational transmissions. The workshop is intended to promote discussion and exchanges on the theme of social mobility, broadly speaking, with a special interest in the role of public policies and interventions and their potential to equalize opportunities. Registration is free (including lunch) but mandatory.

6 September 2017 - 12:43pm |

Call for Proposals - Employment Insurance Program Status Vector Pilot Project

To increase the accessibility of administrative data from the Employment Insurance program, Statistics Canada, together with Employment and Social Development Canada, is conducting a pilot project. Researchers with approved projects will have access to the Status Vector (EISV) data through the Research Data Centres (RDCs). Proposals must be submitted by Friday, September 29. Click here for more information.

22 August 2017 - 2:55pm |

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

Two postdoctoral fellowships in health policy and healthy public policies are presently offered as part of the Strategic Training Program in Transdisciplinary Health Policy Research led by McGill University and the INSPQ, and funded by the CIHR. Successful candidates will work under the joint supervision of Dr. Alain Poirier and that of one of the following professors: Daniel Weinstock, Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Erin Strumpf, or Gilles Paradis. The fellowship is worth $70,000 for one year, starting September 2017. Interested researchers should submit a complete application as soon as possible, and no later than August 21, 4:30 pm.

21 July 2017 - 10:14am |

Job opportunity as data manager analyst

The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is looking for a Data Manager Analyst. Among key responsibilities, candidate will have to design, develop, test and implement computer programs written in SAS for using complex research databases. Detailed job description and qualifications available here. The deadline to submit your application is July 28.

17 July 2017 - 11:11am |

CRDCN researchers will have free access to Esri Canada’s GIS technology

We are pleased to announce that Esri Canada will provide researchers in all RDCs free access to its ArcGIS technology. ArcGIS is a complete geographic information system (GIS) that delivers powerful geoprocessing tools enabling advanced spatial visualization of a broad array of data. It will allow researchers to conduct different types of analyses and to overlay various types of data on a digital map, including health, socio-demographic and household survey data, allowing them to quickly produce high-quality print and online maps to share research results with the public. Esri Canada’s pledge amounts to a donation of more than $5 million to the Network. Read the news release to learn more.

13 July 2017 - 3:29pm |

Appointment at the CRDCN

We are delighted to announce that Byron G. Spencer, Professor Emeritus of Economics at McMaster University, has been appointed as the first Research Program Director of the CRDCN. The creation of this new position stems from the Network’s commitment in its 2016-2021 grant application Evolving to Meet New Research Data Needs and Policy Priorities to develop policy-relevant research programs. In this new capacity, Byron will initiate, facilitate, and encourage collaboration among academic researchers, policy makers, and data producers. He will work closely with federal and provincial departments and agencies to ensure that these programs of research address high priority policy concerns, and he will create teams of researchers to carry them out. Mike Veall will replace him as Academic Director of the McMaster RDC. 

7 July 2017 - 1:17pm |

Call for abstracts: administrative data, immigration, and migration

Guest editors Ted McDonald and Michael Haan invite abstracts for a special issue of The Journal of Population Research that will feature research involving the use of administrative data to study immigration and migration. Interested parties should submit an abstracts by July 15; only successful authors will be invited to submit a full paper. Final manuscripts are due by September 30. All details available here.

14 June 2017 - 4:19pm |

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