CRDCN Webinar

Differences between immigrants at various durations of residence and host population in all-cause mortality, Canada 1991–2006

November 26 1:15 - 2:45 PM
Online or in person at QICSS

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Breastfeeding and cognitive skills

Now available: The latest CRDCN Research Highlight assessing the relative impact of breastfeeding and home environment on poverty gaps in Canadian children’s cognitive skills.

Can Breastfeeding Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities in Children’s Cognitive Skills?

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

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: National Metropolis Conference

    The 2015 National Metropolis Conference invites submissions for its 17th annual conference “Broadening the Conversation: Policy and Practice in Immigration, Settlement and Diversity” to be held in Toronto on March 26 to 28. The workshops should aim to facilitate dialogue and exchange between researchers, government, and community/private sector partners and explore issues that are national in scope or that can be compared across the provinces and territories. The new deadline to submit proposals is December 1.

    25 November 2014 - 10:30am |
  • Bring back the long form census

    This is what Bill C-626 proposes. Tabled by Ted Hsu MP in September, this enactment provides for a long-form questionnaire to be used for taking the census of population and amends the Statistics Act to establish a process to appoint the Chief Statistician of Canada. It also prescribes additional duties for the Chief Statistician and increases the independence of the Chief Statistician in carrying out his or her duties. A campaign by Evidence for Democracy is currently ongoing to support this initiative. Find out about it here.

    24 November 2014 - 11:30am |
  • Children well-being and tax credits

    Are tax credits the best means to promote physical activity among children? The federal government recently announced its intention to double the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit and make it refundable. Co-author of a CRDCN synthesis examining the relationship between income and children’s outcomes, Annie McEwen questions this decision in a recent oped published in the Ottawa Citizen: “Even if costs were the key barrier, a tax credit is ill-designed to improve access.” Read why here.

    18 November 2014 - 11:38am |