Since its founding in 2006, the Institute has conducted a number of groundbreaking public opinion and social research projects, in most cases addressing populations not usually heard from and answering questions not previously asked.
Satisfaction, Outlook and Opportunities
Younger Canadians have grown more dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, and more pessimistic about prospects for the next generation
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.
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.
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.
Canadian Youth: A social values perspective
Identity, life aspirations and engagement of Millennial and Gen Z Canadians
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.
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.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Millennials and GenZ
First report from the Canadian Millennial and GenZ Social Values Study 2020
A Better Canada: Community, Citizenship and Engagement
A closer look at Canadians' aspirations for themselves and their country
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.”
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
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.