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Building an infrastructure for evidence-based social policy-making

In the latest issue of the magazine Policy Options, Annie McEwen and Geranda Notten argue that the federal government lacks the data infrastructure necessary to meet its budget commitment to adopt evidence-based decision-making. In order to fill this gap, they call upon the federal government to create of an arm’s-length agency to report on Canadians’ well-being and social policy outcomes — a Social Indicators Observatory (SIO). You can read the full article on the IRPP’s website.

12 April 2016 - 3:34pm |

Canada's Number 1 Numbers Man

Last Sunday, the Sunday Edition of CBC Radio One featured an interview with Wayne R. Smith, Chief Statistician of Canada. The 25-minute interview with host Michael Enright is available here.

5 April 2016 - 11:05am |

Budget 2016: Good News for the Network

The Liberal Government’s first budget contains commitments that are very encouraging for Research Data Centres across Canada. Coming in the wake of the reinstatement of the long-form census, the budget underlines the importance that the new Government places on data and evidence to make informed policy decisions. The CRDCN applauds the federal commitment to gather reliable and timely data to support policy-making.

30 March 2016 - 10:25am |

Use and Cost of Long-Term Care Facilities in the Future: Three Scenarios

Pierre-Carl Michaud’s webinar in which he discusses the use and cost of long-term care facilities in Quebec over the next decades by projecting the health status and life expectancy of the population is now available in video.

29 March 2016 - 1:42pm |

International Women’s Day 2016

International Women’s Day provides the opportunity to highlight the work of our researchers who examine the situation of Canadian women, notably as it relates to work, income, violence, health, and fertility. For your convenience, we have prepared a selection of relevant publications and conference presentations. Carole Vincent’s synthesis on the gender wage gap is also available here<--break->

8 March 2016 - 11:50am |

Inequalities and Families: Childhood as a Homeland

The Research Group on Human Capital invites you to attend its third workshop, which will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 in Montreal. The program comprises eight presentations by academic researchers from here and abroad, including by Jane Waldfogel (Columbia University) and Miles Corak (University of Ottawa). Registration (including lunch) is free but mandatory. 

25 February 2016 - 3:03pm |

Policymaking in the Digital Age : Conference

On March 31 and April 1, Canada 2020, in partnership with Publivate, is hosting a 2-day public forum in Ottawa about open dialogue, open government and the future of policy making in the 21st century. For more details and to register, click here.

24 February 2016 - 11:27am |

Job Opportunity : RDC Analyst

Statistics Canada invites application to staff two part-time determinate positions at Western RDC (London), one part-time indeterminate position at McMaster RDC (Hamilton) and one part-time determinate position at Queen’s RDC (Kingston). A pool of qualified candidates will also be established and may be used to staff identical or similar positions with different tenures, various linguistic profiles, and various security profiles at various Research Data Centres across Canada. The closing date to submit your applicaiton is February 22, 2016 - 23:59, Pacific Time. To know more and apply, click here.

12 February 2016 - 10:37am |

Passing of Victor Thiessen

It is with much sadness that we have learnt the sudden death of Victor Thiessen, who passed away on February 6. Emeritus Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University, Victor has had a distinguished academic career as teacher, researcher and administrator. As the Academic Director of the Atlantic Research Data Centre (ARDC) for almost a decade, from 2004 to 2013, he has been instrumental in the development of the CRDCN not only in the Maritimes, but across the country. We owe him a debt of thanks for his unrelenting support, even after his retirement. Our deepest condolences to his families and friends, from the whole team at the CRDCN and colleagues in the RDCs. A celebration of his life will be announced and held at a later date.

10 February 2016 - 1:41pm |

Call for Papers

On April 14 2016, the QICSS will hold the 9th edition of its New Researchers Conference at the University of Montreal. Graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and recent graduates conducting (or having conducted) research at the QICSS are invited to submit proposals highlighting the paramount importance and value of research using detailed microdata to better understand current socioeconomic and health related challenges. The deadline to submit a proposal is February 21, 2016. All details are available here.

4 February 2016 - 2:00pm |