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December 09, 2016
Outdoor play beats screen time SRDC is involved in two projects to increase the opportunities for children to engage in healthy, self-directed outdoor play. SRDC is ...

December 02, 2016
SRDC highlights benefits from nudges and predictive analytics at ESDC Service Research Conference Employment and Social Development Canada’s inaugural Service Resear...

July 05, 2016
Ottawa, July 5, 2016 – Today, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation releases new results for two demonstration projects testing programs intended to increase...

June 14, 2016
In a report just released by the Higher Education Quality Council, SRDC investigates the most appropriate measures to assess resilience as a learning outcome. Resili...

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June 06, 2016
Ottawa, June 6, 2016 – Today SRDC releases the results of the UPSKILL Health project, which was designed to explore the relationships among literacy and essential sk...

May 31, 2016
CLEF - June 2, 2016, 1:30pm - 3pm | University of Ottawa Manitoba Works: evaluating the effectiveness of a new workforce development program for social assistance cl...

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May 04, 2016
A four-year longitudinal study A research team from the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) followed over 350 children and their Francophone parents...

September 11, 2014
Today SRDC releases the results of the Motivational Interviewing pilot project (MIPP). Motivational Interviewing is a counselling approach with a proven track record...

August 25, 2014
Today, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation releases new results for the Future to Discover and BC AVID demonstration projects. These long-term studies, i...

August 18, 2014
Today SRDC is releasing the results of the UPSKILL: Essentials to Excel project. This study establishes a strong business case for well-designed Essential Skills tra...

April 25, 2014
The final report of the Survey of the Literacy and Essential Skills Workforce is now available. This workforce comprises those who are involved in the provision of L...

April 17, 2014
Today SRDC is releasing the findings of the Adult Learning and Returns to Training Project. The three-year project created a framework for the development and assess...

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March 06, 2014
Early bird registration is now open for the CES 2014 National Conference (C2014) to be held in Ottawa from June 15 to 18, 2014. This year, CES is celebrating the evo...

March 04, 2014
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November 19, 2013
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is inviting researchers to submit proposals on topics related to addressing the important challenges that BC youth face in to...

October 16, 2013
SRDC 1996-2013 Dr. Doug Tattrie, SRDC senior research associate, passed away in the Vancouver General Hospital on October 7, 2013 after a three-and-a-half-year batt...

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November 06, 2012
Today, the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) released a report showing that offering career education and an early guarantee of financial aid to h...

July 11, 2012
The BC Ministry of Social Development announced last May that the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) had been selected to establish a new Centre fo...

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January 23, 2012
Ottawa, 23 January 2012 – The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) released today a study showing that Web-based job search and career planning tools...

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September 06, 2011
Over the next few decades, the aging of Canada’s population will have important implications for the design of public policies, especially those related to the adequ...

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June 16, 2011
SRDC has launched a new pilot project to test an innovative program called Life After High School in Ontario. Starting in October 2011, this program will provide Gra...

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May 13, 2011
People with disabilities are much more likely to be unemployed than non-disabled Canadians, for reasons directly related to their disability and beyond their control...

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February 09, 2011
Paul Bernard, member of SRDC’s board of directors since 2002, passed away onFebruary 6.    A PhD graduate in sociology from Harvard University, Paul Bernard was a pr...

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November 09, 2010
The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) released a report today on the BC AVID Pilot Project, showing that a Canadian version of an American college...

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November 02, 2010
The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) released today the final results of learn$ave, a demonstration project to test the effectiveness of individu...

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September 28, 2010
A new research report released today by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) and the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) investig...

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April 30, 2010
SRDC is conducting the CareerMotion project, a research study to test the efficiency of an innovative Web-based career guidance tool designed to help graduates make ...

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December 17, 2009
With the support of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, SRDC recently completed a study on the data-readiness of post-secondary (PSE) access and retention ...

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November 30, 2009
SRDC released a report which shows that offering career education and an early guarantee of financial aid to high school students can have significant impacts on the...

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April 20, 2009
SRDC and the Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS) invite you to participate in the symposium Des statistiques sociales aux politiques publiqu...

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March 26, 2009
A new report released today by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) offers some new results on the effects of the learn$ave project. SRDC is cond...

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November 24, 2008
A new research report released by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) provides evidence that governments, by supporting the capacity of voluntar...

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November 03, 2008
Acting on research that shows approximately 41 per cent of British Columbia youth do not undertake post-secondary studies within two years after high school, the Can...

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August 20, 2008
SRDC recently released the final report from the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Case Coordination Project (CCP). The Case Coordination Program was a three-year initiative ...

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May 15, 2008
Arthur Kroeger, a former Deputy Minister and SRDC board member died on May 9, 2008. Mr. Kroeger served as a Deputy Minister of a number of federal government departm...

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May 08, 2008
A new report released by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) indicates that communities can play an important part in improving local developmen...

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March 13, 2008
A research paper originally commissioned by SRDC has won a prestigious academic award. Dr. David Card (University of California, Berkeley) and Dean Hyslop (New Zeala...

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January 25, 2008
In today’s knowledge economy, technological change continues to penalize those who lack the appropriate skills. Disproportionately, it is low-income individuals who ...

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November 16, 2007
Can community-based employment help the unemployed develop their transferable skills and social capital? A major Canadian study released today by the Social Research...

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October 31, 2007
The Child Care Pilot Project (CCPP), conducted by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) and financed by Human Resources and Social Development Can...

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October 31, 2007
Approximately 38 per cent of all Canadian high school students are reported not to pursue post-secondary education. This is a problematic statistic in light of the c...

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October 17, 2007
It was announced recently that the Child Care Pilot Project (CCPP) has been expanded to include the Ontarian community of Orleans. Orleans is the sixth and final com...

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November 28, 2006
Ottawa — Can communities create meaningful work that is an attractive alternative to Employment Insurance and welfare? A major Canadian study of a new, innovative pr...

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May 30, 2006
In July, John Greenwood will be stepping down from his position as Executive Director after almost 11 years with SRDC. The new Executive Director and Chief Executive...

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May 01, 2006
The Healthy Child Manitoba Office (HCMO) has commissioned SRDC to conduct a telephone survey of parents of kindergarten students in Manitoba later this year. It will...

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March 27, 2006
On March 27 and 28, 2006, the Policy Research and Coordination Directorate of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) convened a workshop on social exp...

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November 15, 2005
SRDC held a Making Work Pay symposium on November 15 and 16 in Ottawa. The symposium presented the latest research from the Self-Sufficiency Project, a project that ...

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November 14, 2005
On November 14, in his economic and fiscal update, the Minister of Finance announced his intention to work with provinces to implement a new Working Income Tax...

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September 01, 2005
SRDC Executive Director John Greenwood took part in roundtable discussions organized as part of the Brazil–Canada Technology Transfer Project on Human Resource...

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June 16, 2005
In June 2005 Darrell Kyte of SRDC presented at the 2005 Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference entitled “Forging Social Futures.” The presentation discussed lesso...

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May 04, 2005
In May 2005 David Gyarmati and Darrell Kyte of SRDC presented multiple sessions at the national CCEDNet conference entitled “Building an Inclusive Movement.” Their s...

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January 10, 2005
In its assessment of the Canadian Employment Insurance (EI) program, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) acknowledged SRDC’s rese...

October 21, 2004
From October 21 to October 23, 2004, the asset-building conference “Investing in Self-Sufficiency: Moving the Asset-Building Agenda Forward in BC” took place in Vanc...

September 30, 2004
On September 30, 2004, Ian Stewart was appointed to the Board of Directors of SRDC. Dr. Stewart is a graduate of Queen’s University and holds a Ph.D. from Cornell Un...

September 21, 2004
Representatives of governments, corporations, foundations, and financial and academic institutions met in New Orleans from September 21 to September 23, 2004 to shar...

August 02, 2004
Three SRDC researchers attended the AVID Summer Institute held in San Diego from August 2 to August ,6, 2004 in connection with the British Columbia Advancement Via ...

June 08, 2004
On June 8, 2004, David Gyarmati and Darrell Kyte of SRDC participated in an expert panel on the measurement of social capital coordinated by the Policy Research Init...

June 04, 2004
SRDC presented the results of the final report of the Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) Applicant study at the 38th Annual Canadian Economics Association (CEA) Conferen...

May 11, 2004
SRDC Senior Research Associate Carole Vincent presented recommendations on Employment Insurance (EI) reform to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resou...

December 08, 2003
The federal government’s Policy Research Initiative recently organized a conference to explore the potential of asset-based social policies. Held in Gatineau, Quebec...

November 16, 2003
On November 16th, 17th and 18th 2003, the Community Services Council of Newfoundland and Labrador hosted the national Welfare to Work: The Next Generation conference...

November 06, 2003
The annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) was held in Washington, DC on November 6th and 8th, 2003, and SRDC was there....

October 01, 2003
Last fall’s edition of the Policy Research Initiative’s journal Horizons (Vol. 6, No. 3) was a special issue on the theme of “social capital.” Included among the art...

October 01, 2003
An article on social experiments by SRDC staff was recently published in the United Kingdom. The October ,2003 issue of the National Institute Economic Review (No. 1...

August 01, 2003
An article by SRDC’s Shawn de Raaf and Carole Vincent — “Avons-nous le régime d’assurance-emploi que nous voulons?” — has been published in the August issue of...

May 29, 2003
Several SRDC researchers attended the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) annual meeting held at Carleton University in Ottawa from May ,29 to June ,1, ,2003. In a ...