Caledon Institute of Social Policy
The Caledon Institute is a social policy think tank that seeks to promote discussion on poverty and social policy. Publications focus on a variety of topics, including income security, health, social services, and poverty.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
The CCPA is an independent research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice. Offices are located in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. While they address local issues, they also tackle national and international issues. This site gives a sense of types research being conducted across Canada.
Canadian Council on Social Development
The Canadian Council of Social Development is a non-profit organization that aims to develop and promote progressive social policies inspired by social justice, equality and empowerment. It focuses on such issues as poverty, social inclusion, and housing. Site offers poverty line, income and welfare statistics, and an opportunity to browse their online publications catalogue. Site also contains numerous links organized thematically, such as social policy links, poverty links, and welfare links.
Canadian Social Research Links
A virtual resource centre for Canadian social research information. Site contains an extensive links page related to social policies and social issues. Includes such topics as welfare (income supports), minimum wage, poverty measures, provincial and federal sites, and more. Offers various articles and statistics and publishes a weekly newsletter that can be emailed directly to you or viewed online. Links are listed by jurisdiction and alphabetically by theme.
Conference Board of Canada
The Conference Board of Canada is a not-for-profit organization with expertise in running conferences and conducting, publishing and disseminating research, helping people network, developing individual leadership skills and building organizational capacity. It is also a specialist in economic trends, as well as organizational performance and public policy issues. Site offers and online database (pay service) and an online library (free, must register for account) from which publications can be downloaded.
Connexions Online features information about resources and organizations around the world fostering democratization, economic justice, environmental responsibility, civil liberties, and the creation and preservation of community. The Connexions Online Library features thousands of documents and articles on a wide variety of issues. The Connexions Directory lists several thousand grassroots organizations.
Institute for Research on Public Policy
IRPP seeks to improve public policy in Canada by generating research, providing insight and sparking debate that will contribute to the public policy decision-making process and strengthen the quality of the public policy decisions made by Canadian governments, citizens, institutions and organizations. The IRPP regularly publishes research papers on a variety of topics as part of its Choices series.
Policy Options: Institute for Research on Public Policy
Published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Policy Options is a Canadian public policy magazine. Its goal is to encourage an informed debate on the important public policy issues of today, and of tomorrow. It includes short articles on the immediate issues that dominate the headlines, combined with in-depth analyses of longer-term and emerging issues.
Statistics Canada produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country, its population, resources, economy, society and culture. In Canada, providing statistics is a federal responsibility. As Canada's central statistical agency, Statistics Canada is legislated to serve this function for the whole of Canada and each of the provinces. In addition to conducting a Census every five years, there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life.