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Institute Projects

Since its founding in 2006, the Institute has conducted a number of groundbreaking public opinion and social research projects. Our reports are listed by publication date, or can be searched by topic or survey series. 

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December 9, 2022

Public Opinion in Canada and the United States

The diminishing concern about the impact of free trade on Canada’s cultural identity coincides with sharp differences of opinion between Canadians and Americans on prominent social issues.
November 22, 2022

Toronto Social Capital Study 2022

This study is the second comprehensive look at the wellbeing of Toronto residents viewed in terms of social networks, social trust, civic engagement and neighbourhood support.
September 15, 2022

The shift to remote work: how workers in Canada are adapting to working from home

The majority of those who have been working from home say they prefer this arrangement and want it to continue once the pandemic is over.

Disconnecting from Work: The Varied Experiences of Canadian Workers

Many Canadians find it a challenge to keep their work, family and personal lives in balance.
March 31, 2022

Canadian Youth: A social values perspective

Identity, life aspirations and engagement of Millennial and Gen Z Canadians
January 4, 2022

Women's Equality and the Women's Movement: an Update

The sense that there is a need to continue to promote the equality of women has not faded – rather, it is more pronounced today than in previous decades.

Working when Sick: How Workplace Regulations and Culture will Impact the Post-Pandemic Recovery

Efforts to improve public health and contain the spread of serious illness must focus on both the lack of paid sick days and the influence of the prevailing workplace culture.

Lessons Learned: The Pandemic and Learning from Home in Canada

Many households face barriers to accessing the connectivity and tools that students need to learn online.

Mind and Body: Impact of the Pandemic on Physical and Mental Health

Canadians’ perceptions of their physical health and mental health have deteriorated during the pandemic.

Widening Inequality: Effects of the Pandemic on Jobs and Income

The pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities within Canadian society.
May 13, 2021

Canadian youth perspectives on democracy, global issues and civic engagement

A national study of Millennials and leading-edge Gen Z Canadians

Work at Home or Live at Work: The Complexities of New Working Arrangements

Experiences of working from home have been more challenging for some workers than others, especially for those with young children at home.
March 16, 2021

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Millennials and GenZ

First report from the Canadian Millennial and GenZ Social Values Study 2020
December 7, 2020

A Better Canada: Community, Citizenship and Engagement

A closer look at Canadians' aspirations for themselves and their country
September 22, 2020

A Better Canada: Values & Priorities after COVID-19

A Better Canada confirms that, for many, the eventual reopening of the economy should mean something better than going “back to normal.”
September 16, 2020

Adapting to the Changing World of Work / S’adapter au monde du travail en pleine évolution

Canadians tend to have a positive assessment of both the impact of technological change and the value of the post-secondary education and skills training that they have received

Canadians’ Shifting Outlook on Employment / Changement du point de vue des Canadiens sur l’emploi

2020 Survey on Employment and Skills: Preliminary Report / Sondage 2020 sur l’emploi et les compétences : Rapport préliminaire
January 15, 2020

Intergenerational Mobility in Canada – An Update

The changing views on the prospects for the next generation were addressed by the Environics Institute for Survey research in its most recent Focus Canada survey.

Toronto Social Capital Study

“Social capital” is the term used to describe the vibrancy of social networks and the extent to which there is trust and reciprocity within a community and among individuals.
February 28, 2017

Canadian Millennial Social Values Study

A major national survey which reveals a bold portrait of Canada’s Millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995)