Recipient of Outstanding Research Contribution Award

In 2000, SRDC was presented with the Outstanding Research Contribution Award by the Policy Research Secretariat. SRDC Deputy Executive Director, Jean-Pierre Voyer, accepted the award on behalf of the organization at the Canadian Policy Research Award Program dinner in Ottawa.

This was the first year that the Outstanding Research Contribution Award was presented. The award recognizes high calibre research that is innovative, cross-disciplinary, in-depth, forward looking, and communicates public policy implications for Canada. SRDC was recognized for its work The Self-Sufficiency Project at 36 Months, which highlighted an innovative, substantive, and methodologically sound "living" research project with broad application to the policy-making process throughout Canada. The results are contained in two SRDC reportsThe Self-Sufficiency Project at 36 Months: Effects of a Financial Work Incentive on Employment and Income and The Self-Sufficiency Project at 36 Months: Effects on Children of a Program that Increased Parental Employment and Income.

SRDC is a non-profit organization whose two-part mission is to help policy-makers and practitioners identify social policies and programs that improve the well-being of all Canadians with a special concern for the effects on the disadvantaged and, second, to raise the standards of evidence that are used in assessing social policies and programs.