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COVID-19 Webinar Series

In May 2020, CRDCN presented a series of panel discussions related to COVID-19. This webinar series engaged CRDCN researchers, Statistics Canada subject matter experts and government policy-makers to:

  • Identify emerging questions for COVID-19 related research and corresponding data needs
  • Inform policy-making and program decisions in the immediate and mid-term
  • Facilitate collaborative research and data development to inform Canada’s COVID-19 response

Presented in partnership with Statistics Canada.

RESEARCH FOR POLICY – RESPONDING TO COVID-19 May 14, 2020

Panelists

Anil Arora, Statistics Canada, Chief Statistician of Canada

Andrew Bjerring, CRDCN, Chair of the Board

Rodney Ghali, Privy Council Office, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet

Céline Le Bourdais, McGill University, Distinguished James McGill Professor of Sociology and Vice-Chair of the CRDCN Board

Summary (pdf)

INCOME AND EMPLOYMENT May 25, 2020

Panelists

Andrew Heisz, Statistics Canada, Director – Centre for Income and Socioeconomic Wellbeing

Kevin Milligan, University of British Columbia, Professor of Economics

Louis Morel, Employment and Social Development Canada, Director General – Economic Policy

Mikal Skuterud, University of Waterloo, Professor of Economics

Summary (pdf)

EDUCATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT May 26, 2020

Panelists

Alexandra Blair, Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto), Postdoctoral Researcher

Marc Frenette, Statistics Canada, Assistant Director and Research Manager – Social Analysis and Modelling Division

Catherine Haeck, Université du Québec à Montréal, Associate Professor of Economics

Cindy Perry, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (Ontario), Director – Policy Research and Analysis Branch

Summary (pdf)

IMMIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT May 27, 2020

Panelists

Monica Boyd, University of Toronto, Professor of Sociology

Jeslyn Thibedeau, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Assistant Director – Outcomes Analysis Unit

Ted McDonald, University of New Brunswick, Professor of Economics

Li Xue, Statistics Canada, Director – Social Analysis and Modelling Division

Summary (pdf)

POPULATION HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES May 28, 2020

Panelists

Tracie Afifi, University of Manitoba, Professor of Community Health Sciences

Julie Bernier, Statistics Canada, Director – Health Analysis Division

David Green, University of British Columbia, Professor of Economics

Rhonda Kropp, Public Health Agency of Canada, Assistant Vice President – Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch

Summary (pdf)