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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 |

LSIC-IMDB pilot project in the RDCs: call for proposals

The Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC), an immigration panel survey, and tax data information from the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) have been combined to provide an extended analytical file (LSIC-IMDB).In order to support the use of this extended longitudinal file in the RDCs, Statistics Canada is launching a pilot project to address the feasibility issues, including further testing of the confidentiality vetting rules and testing of the IT resources necessary to transfer and analyze this large data file. The extended LSIC-IMDB file offers a unique opportunity to connect the respondents' social characteristics to long term socioeconomic outcomes without adding a new wage of interviews. With IMDB tax files updated yearly, LSIC respondents can be followed longitudinally without any sort of respondent burden. Researchers are invited to submit proposals by December 22, 2017. For all details, please click here.

29 November 2017 - 11:17am |

IMDB pilot project in the RDCs: call for proposals

In order to support the extended use of the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) in the RDCs, Statistics Canada is launching a pilot project to address feasibility issues, including further testing of the confidentiality vetting rules and testing of the IT resources necessary to transfer and analyze these large data files. This dataset combines linked administrative immigration and tax data files. It is a comprehensive source of data on the socio-economic outcomes of the immigrant tax filer population in Canada. Researchers are invited to submit proposals by December 22, 2017. For all details, please click here.

28 November 2017 - 3:04pm |

Indigenous Policy Research

The report summarizing the discussion during the policy research workshop on Indigenous issues that the Network held last May in Ottawa is now available. This workshop culminated a two-year partnership with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada to support policy relevant research using data from the 2012 cycle of the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS). The workshop gathered approximately 65 invitees to discuss the results of these research projects focusing on Indigenous education, employment, and health, as well as the state of the data landscape relative to Indigenous Peoples in Canada. “Ethics,” “respect,” “collaboration,” “synergy,” and “strength” capture the main message from the workshop. Happy reading!

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 |

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