New health accord may spend $3 billion over four years on home care and mental health

The increase in federal health transfers to the provinces will be held to 3% this year instead of 6% - a cost-saving measure the government is keeping as negotiations for another health-care accord go on. Many provinces and territories have been frustrated by the lack of flexibility from the federal government, objecting the base 3% increase in health transfrers.

Recently, members of the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, a coalition of 16 organizations, are urging the federal government to immediately commit more resources to supporting mental illness.

DPAWG Meeting Notes from Nov 16, 2016

The Data purchase and access working group (DPAWG) helps the Community Data Program management team identify data needs, improve data access, acquire data, and and address related technical concerns. See below for last meeting's notes or visit the DPAWG page for more notes and information:


Jan 18, 2017 - Taxfiler Data Webinar

Taxfiler data, or T1-derived datasets, are generated from individal tax files from the Canada Revenue Agency from the Income Statistics Division of Statistics Canada. These datasets are published on a yearly basis and are an increasingly important source of Canada-wide income data. What's included and how can we use taxfiler data?

How are Canadians really doing? New CIW Canadian wellbeing report

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) launched its 3rd national report: How are Canadians really doing? The report compared eight domains of wellbeing from 1994 to 2014 and found a massive gap between GDP and our wellbeing. 

Report findings include: 

A study on new mothers' transition to self-employment

Using data from the 2006 Census of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey, transitions from wage and salary employment to self-employment were examined among new mothers. These new mothers are women who had no children under the age of 6 in 2006 when they were in wage employment, but had such children in 2011.


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