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Canadians need to keep talking about racism

Social norms play a key role in the dynamics of racism and prejudice because they establish the boundaries around which people act toward those they see as “the other.”
June 3, 2022

Forget Ottawa — Albertans growing alienated from their own leaders, too

Right across the Prairies, residents less likely to feel provincial governments can best speak for them
April 22, 2022

Are Canadians finally at peace with their Constitution?

A reflection on the eve of the 40th anniversary of patriation and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Québécois et Canadiens ont-ils fait la paix avec la Constitution?

La distance géographique ne rend pas les Canadiens sourds aux enjeux qui touchent leurs concitoyens ailleurs au pays
February 14, 2022

Young adults have been hit hard by the pandemic. The recovery must not leave them behind

Our latest survey confirms that the pandemic’s impact has been felt more acutely and more persistently among young adults
February 14, 2022

Here’s how we can stop sick people from going into work

Two in five employees in Canada say they’ve gone in to work sick at least once in the past 12 months. A change in office culture is needed to end this.
January 2, 2022

We’re witnessing the continuing cultural divergence of Canada and the United States

The centre of gravity in each of our cultures is in a radically different place, and each is moving along a different trajectory
December 29, 2021

Public opinion in Canada has been shifting, but not because of the pandemic

Despite the extended time of crisis, Canadians’ opinions showed remarkable stability in many areas. The exceptions had little to do with COVID-19.

Who voted for the People’s Party of Canada?

Voters concerned about the push to be vaccinated and what they perceived as a loss of freedom during the pandemic were much more likely to vote PPC
November 11, 2021

Canadians are waking up to the reality of racism. Now is the time for leaders to act.

Reflecting on the findings from the Race Relations in Canada 2021 Survey
October 25, 2021

A fresh look at the reasons why women and men are self-employed

Understanding what motivates women’s entrepreneurship should prompt investors to rethink the criteria they use to assess and fund new ventures
October 7, 2021

50 years of multiculturalism

Michael Adams, president of the Environics Institute, says most Canadians view multiculturalism as an important symbol of what we aspire to as a society
September 30, 2021

Having an election that changes nothing is not such a bad outcome after all

The election may have been unnecessary. It may have been tedious and uninspired. It may have changed little as far as the composition of the House of Commons is concerned. But it did not leave us more polarized or divided than ever before.

Canadians are still committed to decentralized federalism

Despite the scale of the emergency, there has been more continuity than change in Canadian attitudes about the federation
September 20, 2021

Don’t let angry protestors fool you — Canadians still trust in our democracy

Angry antimask or antivaccination protestors fuelled by misinformation are currently a security and public health risk, but they are not the tip of a larger iceberg that reflects broader public opinion.
July 28, 2021

Vaccine hesitancy is decreasing in Canada, but it’s too soon to celebrate

As more people get vaccinated, the number of vaccine-hesitant Canadians is falling.

La reconnaissance du poids de l’histoire

Plusieurs Canadiens s’impatientent devant l’absence de progrès, en apprennent plus sur notre histoire et cherchent déjà à nous faire suivre les étapes qui conduisent à un meilleur avenir.

Private sponsorship is much more than a feel-good project

As we mark World Refugee Day, it is important to recognize that many Canadians have stepped up to sponsor refugees, and many more are keen to do so.
June 10, 2021

Greater inclusion is a win-win strategy for the recovery

Any economic recovery worthy of its name should begin with making sure these Canadians who have been hardest hit by the pandemic-induced recession don’t fall even further behind.
June 6, 2021

What if we keep working from home?

Younger workers, immigrants, racialized people, Indigenous workers and workers with a physical or mental condition that limits their daily activity are all more likely to experience challenges working from home.