Statistics Canada datasets, datafiles from Gallup Canada and other polling companies, public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
long-term strategic partnership between 15 faculty from six departments at Brock University and 36 individuals from 34 youth-serving Niagara agencies to better understand resilience and youth lifestyle choices. Working as a multidisciplinary team, the members of YLC-CURA have adopted a multi-faceted approach to the study of resilience in areas such as substance use, gambling, aggression, sexual activity, physical activity and academic achievement.
Information on Canada’s infants, children, teens, adolescents, students, and young adults. Here you'll find statistics, reports, and research studies. Topics include child care arrangements, crime, education, health, immigration, labour, low income, risk behaviours and violence.
Using data from the 2012 General Social Survey (GSS) on Caregiving and Care Receiving, this report presents the number of young caregivers in Canada, the relationship of the caregiver to care recipient, the intensity of caregiving, and the types of care provided. The report also highlights the impact of caregiving duties on young caregivers, examining the possible consequences on education, paid work and mental and physical health.
A national study of about 4,000 children and their families from sixteen different ethnocultural communities across Canada. The NCCYS is a longitudinal study of children’s physical health and mental health, and of the factors that affect children's health, growth, development and fulfillment of their potential. .
Research at the Offord Centre for Child Studies is focused on early child development. Much of the work centres around population-based surveys conducted over several decades. They have earned worldwide recognition for their work, building Canada’s reputation for excellence in health research and confirming the Centre’s status as an international leader in the scientific study of the important issues that have an impact on children’s mental health and development
The Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is conducting the largest study to date on Canadian children's programming, with an eye to better understanding the media's impact on our young people. This groundbreaking national study is led by the Université de Montréal communications department's Centre for Youth and Media Studies, under the supervision of Dr. André H. Caron, Ed. D.
MediaSmarts’ ongoing research program Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW), initiated in 2000, is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive study of children’s and teens’ Internet use. In addition to YCWW research, we produce discussion papers – both independently and in partnership with other institutions – on a wide range of media issues, including: privacy education, online civic engagement, food marketing, digital literacy and Internet governance.
The Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP) provides access to up-to-date research on Canadian child welfare programs and policies. The Portal is designed to provide child welfare professionals, researchers, and the general public with a single point of access to Canadian child welfare research. The Portal includes a searchable data base of Canadian research publications, a data base of Canadian researchers, and information and statistics about provincial, territorial, aboriginal and national child welfare policies, legislation and programs.
NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about first-year and senior students' participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.
From the Population Reference Bureau, data on population, health, and the environment is provided. The Bureau analyzes complex demographic data and research to provide the most objective, accurate, and up-to-date population information in a format that is easily understood by advocates, journalists, and decision makers alike.
ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
The website disseminates longitudinal datasets and user guides developed to provide researchers with detailed guidance in creating their own extract datasets related to the child, family, school, and neighborhood.
Through this website, research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others are available. A partnership between the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan to promote high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making.