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The goal of the Centre de recherche sur les politiques et le développement social (CPDS), previously CRITÈRES) is to study the links and interactions between public policies and social development in Quebec and Canada, from a comparative and international perspective. Three broad research areas define its activities : 1) the study of public policies and institutions; 2) the study of issues related to social development and social development and social movements; and 3) the analysis of the dynamics associated with globalisation and multi-level governance.

All information regarding research programming, on-going or completed research projects, publications, communications, other activities, how to reach members, etc.

The mission of the Consortium d'information sur la collaboration (CIC) is to update and disseminate information in French on cooperation in resource, service, or programme organisation in the field of health and well-being.

Montréal Centre for Inter-university Research on Immigration, Integration and Urban Dynamics. On January 17th, l’ l’Observaoitre statistique d’Immigration et Métropoles was launched with the collaboration of Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS). On this particular event, the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC) was presented.
The Observatoire métropolitain is an experimental project whose goal is to develop the decisionmaking tools required to encourage economic, social, and cultural development in the region. Six research mandates related to economic and socio-demographic aspects in Montréal were formulated when the first phase of the project was implemented. Moreover, in October 1998, a symposium on metropolitan benchmark indicators brought together over 120 participants. Documents published by the Observatoire can be downloaded.



The BRSS contains information that is usually found in directories published by funding organisations, including basic descriptive information (name of the person(s) in charge, title, etc.); project summaries (nature of the project, objectives, methodology, etc.) when available; as well as a series of categories that can be used to find information according to very specific criteria (theme, clientele, etc.).

Le GRAVE-Ardec regroupe des chercheurs, des gestionnaires, des intervenants et des étudiants œuvrant dans le domaine du développement optimal des enfants et de leur protection.


Founded in 1972, the Institute for Research on Public Policy is an independent, national, non-profit organization. It 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 organisations.

Research/knowledge transfer is a relatively new concept for health-related research organizations. There is an increased awareness of the benefits of evidence-based decision-making, and there are an increasing number of people who are responsible for taking research and making it accessible to those who need and can use it. The CRTN is a network of such people. The CRTN is a membership-based organization for those individuals who are involved in or interested in research/knowledge transfer (RT/KT). It is primarily an electronically-based organization, with the majority of membership services and resources to be offered through its website.

A collaborative research team is conducting a Needs, Gaps and Opportunities Assessment for housing and health research in Canada through an environmental scan, stakeholder dialogues, workshops and surveys. Regional stakeholder workshops have been held in Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax through the fall of 2002. For more information, please consult Housing and Health website.


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The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute founded in 1968 at Northwestern University to stimulate and support excellent social science research on significant public policy issues and to disseminate the findings widely -- to students, scholars, policymakers, and the public at large.

Moving To Opportunity is a national demonstration program with sites in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. It has been operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development since 1994. The MTO demonstration provides the first opportunity to measure definitively and to understand the impacts of a change in neighborhood on the social well-being of low-income public housing families.

The ABCD Institute spreads its findings on capacity-building community development in two ways: (1) through extensive and substantial interactions with community builders, and (2) by producing practical resources and tools for community builders to identify, nurture, and mobilize neighborhood assets.

National Center for Children in Poverty
Columbia University – Mailman School of Public Health

The National Center for Children in Poverty identifies and promotes strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and their families.  


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Center for research on social policy (CRSP) - Loughborough University


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