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Isolation, Loneliness, and COVID-19: Pandemic leads to sharp increase in mental health challenges, social woes

Percentage of older Canadians using video calling apps has nearly doubled since last year October 14, 2020 – As COVID-19 cases surge and public health officials plead with Canadians to stay home and minimize their contact with others whenever possible,

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Philanthropy, Pandemic & Political Scandal: COVID-19 curtails donor giving; WE affair weakens trust in charities

Nearly two-in-five Canadian donors say they’re giving less since COVID-19 pandemic began September 17, 2020 – As it has done to nearly every facet of Canadian life, the coronavirus pandemic is also ravaging crucial health programs and social services provided

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Policing in Canada: Major study reveals four mindsets driving current opinions and future policy preferences

Canadian perceptions of police vary significantly by age and ethnicity October 9, 2020 – Canadians have watched protests south of the border calling for an end to police violence against Black and other Americans of colour, and participated in protests

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After nearly five-month timeout, NHL fans hot and bothered for midsummer hockey

Seven-in-ten fans say they’re excited for modified playoffs to get underway, but many say they’ll tune out July 30, 2020 – The 2020 August long weekend will feature something never seen before: NHL playoff hockey. After nearly five months off

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Half of Canadians support concept of a shorter standard work week; one-in-five say it’s a bad idea

CERB applicants more likely to say idea is a good one, three-in-five say so June 26, 2020 – Canadian working lives have been altered in ways unimagined by most at the beginning of 2020. A new study from the Angus

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Half of Canadians say crime is rising in their communities, as confidence in police, courts wanes

Percentage of Canadians who perceive an increase in crime up from 30% to 48% over past six years January 10, 2020 – Crime rates in Canada dropped precipitously from 1991 until 2014, falling more than 50 per cent during that

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