Social security policies and programs support the fundamental human right to an adequate standard of living. SRDC's ground-breaking research enables policy and decision-makers to develop and implement programs and policies with the aim to reduce poverty and improve the economic well-being of vulnerable Canadians. Explore our recent projects below.
We provide evidence on the effects of temporary income support on unemployed workers, workers upgrading their skills, and workers taking time off due to specific life events.
SRDC provides the evidence required to optimize programs and policies that help ensure all seniors can maintain a good quality of life.
Social assistance is the backbone of our social security system. It provides support to the most vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities.
SRDC's research demonstrates that reliance on social assistance programs is reduced when work is valued and pays a fair wage, ultimately lifting people out of poverty