In order to increase access to the Integrated Criminal Court Survey (ICCS) data, from 2005/2006 to 2013/2014, the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, together with Statistics Canada and Research Data Centres (RDCs), is launching a pilot project to increase access to data on criminal court cases. The project also aim to evaluate and improve confidentiality vetting rules as well as survey documentation. Interested researchers should submit a proposal by June 10. Read the call for proposals for more details.
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.