The Canadian Council on Social Development is pleased to make available the results of its research. Among our most popular reports are:

  • Social Reports
    The CCSD’s new Social Development Report Series is an essential tool that provides an understanding of how geography, history and politics have created varying approaches to community building across our country.

  • Funding Matters
    cover fmNonprofit and voluntary sector organizations in Canada are groaning under the strain of a new funding regime that seriously impedes their ability to perform vital work on behalf of millions of Canadians, according to a study released by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD).

    This study is the first in-depth examination of how the voluntary and nonprofit sector in Canada is coping after a decade of cost-cutting and restructuring by governments. A year in the making, the study's author consulted close to 200 representatives of nonprofit and voluntary sector organizations, public and private funders and funding experts from across the country.

  • Cultural Diversity
    The Cultural Diversity Program at the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) is a research unit which focuses on immigration, multiculturalism, and ethno-racial relations from a social and economic perspective.

  • Crime Prevention
    Social conditions such as housing, family income, and education leave their deepest marks on children and youth. Improvements in these social conditions have been shown to open up new vistas for young people who might otherwise end up behind bars.

    This is the principle behind crime prevention through social development (CPTSD): promoting well-being through social, health, and educational measures. Such international authorities as the United Nations (2002) agree that CPTSD is effective, particularly with children and youth.

  • Progress of Canada's Children
    pccy cover 175x250The Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) has been producing Progress since 1996. This magazine-style publication provides a wealth of information on different factors that influence the health and well-being of Canadian children and youth. This 7th edition reports on many indicators, including family life, economic security, physical safety, learning, and more. Because the report tracks this information over time, it helps identify trends, successes, and challenges.

    Progress is one of the CCSD's most popular products. It is a useful resource tool that includes a full index and easy-to-read charts and tables. It is geared to those whose work involves issues affecting children and youth. Researchers, policy-makers, community workers and activists, teachers, parents, and child care workers are regular users of information in Progress.

  • Urban Poverty Project
    UPP cover 175x226Poverty is not only about the numbers. It's about the stark realities of daily life for millions of Canadians. We hope that the numbers provided here will help communities share information, leverage resources and create solutions to the blight of urban poverty in Canada.

    The Urban Poverty Project 2007 is a series of comprehensive analytical reports, resource tools, and data profiles which take a broad look at different aspects of urban poverty in Canada, using detailed data from Statistics Canada Censuses and other sources. Reports in the UPP series pay special attention to the status of certain population groups particularly vulnerable to poverty, while others examine the concentration of poverty in urban neighbourhoods.

  • Disability Research Information Program (DRIP)
    Provides centralized access to our information about disability research. DRIP was established by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD), with financial support from Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC).


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Phone: 613-236-8977

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