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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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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.

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.

Making Up Time: The Pandemic’s Impact on Young Adults in Canada

The pandemic’s impact has been felt more acutely and more persistently among young Canadian adults.

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.
April 19, 2021

The Role of Governments and the Division of Powers: Federalism in the Context of a Pandemic

The pandemic has not prompted Canadians to rethink their preferences regarding the division of powers in the federation

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.

All in this Together? Canadians’ Views on Masks, Vaccines and Lockdowns during the COVID-19 Pandemic

There is widespread agreement across the country on key aspects of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic
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
November 18, 2020

COVID-19, public policy and government decision-making

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profoundly disruptive effect on the lives of Canadians, but the public’s general reaction to the situation remains more positive than negative.
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.”

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