CRDCN 2014 National Conference

Investing in our Futures

October 29-31, 2014
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Click here for more information.

Registration is now open. Early bird pricing until 21 September.

Preliminary programme now available

Income & children's outcomes

Can income transfers, such as child benefits, improve children's outcomes? Annie McEwen et Jennifer Stewart review the evidence in the most recent CRDCN synthesis

CRDCN webinar

Using StatsCan datasets to uncover policy drivers of household food insecurity in Canada, 1994-2009

With Lynn McIntyre

Watch it on our YouTube channel

Conjugal violence among LGB couples

The most recent CRDCN Research Highlight on conjugal violence reported by lesbians, gays and bisexuals persons in Canada is now available.

Intimate Partner Violence in Canadian LGB communities

Social Determinants of Health

QICSS International conference: Social policy and Health Inequalities

Now available: Videos of the conference

Gender Wage Gap

In spite of remarkable progress in the labour market and in educational attainment over the last few decades, women still earn less than men: Why?

In this recent CRDCN knowledge synthesis, Carole Vincent examines the question:

Why do women earn less than men?

Recent News

  • Call for Proposals: Ontario Social Assistance Data - Pilot Project

    To increase the accessibility of Ontario Social Assistance Data, the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, in conjunction with Statistics Canada’s Research Data Centres, is conducting a 24-month pilot project. The Ministry is primarily interested in research whose results would enhance its understanding of disability, incentives to work and employment outcomes. Submit your proposals by September 25 to Donna.Dosman@statcan.gc.ca  Researchers with approved projects will be able to access the data beginning in November 2014. For all details click here.

    25 August 2014 - 3:21pm |
  • Mental health among the military

    According to the Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey, 2013 just released by Statistics Canada, 16,5% of full-time regular members of the Canadian Forces reported experiencing symptoms consistent with at least one of six selected mental or alcohol disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. On this topic, we invite you to read the research highlights of a study carried by Katherine St.Cyr and colleagues which notably shows that the risk of suffering mental disorders increases with the number of traumatic events experienced by a soldier throughout his or her lifetime. To help identify at-risk individuals, the researchers suggest that recruits be screened for traumatic experiences upon intake to the armed forces and that a comprehensive post-deployment screening be done after each mission since vulnerability to developing post-traumatic stress disorder increases through added exposure.

    12 August 2014 - 2:56pm |
  • Call for proposals

    Research Data Canada and CASRAI are partnering to deliver the CASRAI North American ReConnect14 Conference on “Infrastructure & Interoperability”. The conference will be held in Ottawa on November 19-21, 2014. They invite proposals for conference presentations and workshops by Monday, August 18th, 2014.

    11 August 2014 - 2:23pm |