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Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is related to sociodemographic issues. This section was developed to help you find relevant news, publications, and videos.



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 |

Future well-being of the elderly : call for papers

In collaboration with CIRANO and the Chaire de recherche Industrielle Alliance sur les enjeux économiques des changements démographiques, the 2016 QICSS international conference will be held in Montreal, on December 5 and 6, and will address the well-being of seniors. Interested researchers should send a complete draft of their paper by September 1, 2016. Authors whose paper is accepted will have their travel expenses covered by the organizers. For all details, please click here.

Violence against young women and girls: call for briefs

The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women invites the public to submit written briefs for the Committee’s study on violence against young women and girls in Canada. The deadline is September 23, 2016. For more details, read the news release.

27 June 2016 - 11:47am |

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