A Call to Action to Support Canadian Civil Society in Response to COVID-19
Written by Brian Dijkema and Sean Speer The coronavirus pandemic is placing a tremendous strain on Canadian businesses, households, and broader civ [ read more ]
Cardus is a non-partisan, faith-based think tank and registered charity dedicated to promoting a flourishing society through independent research, robust public dialogue, and thought-provoking commentary.
WE’VE BEEN HERE SINCE 1974
Cardus exists as an independent think tank located in the heart of Canada. Initially founded in 1974 as the “Work Research Foundation,” Cardus emerged from a desire to translate the richness of the Christian faith tradition into the public square for the common good.
STUDYING SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE
Reimagined in 2000 as “Cardus,” our team—Michael Van Pelt, Ray Pennings, and a dynamic group of experts—has spent over twenty years studying the institutions, communities, beliefs, leaders, and intricacies of civil society that collectively compose the social architecture of our common life.
LIVING TOGETHER IN DIFFERENCE
Determined to live together well in difference and enlarge public conversation on key policy issues, our team works to produce independent research, contribute measured public commentary, and convene projects and initiatives across North America.
ENABLING HUMAN FLOURISHING
With main offices located in Hamilton (Ontario) and Ottawa, and intellectual hubs located across the continent, Cardus retains a commitment to producing scholarship, dialogue, and partnership that enables and enlarges human flourishing, together.
Many poor countries have the appearance of market economies but are actually mercantilist economies, with small elites enriching themselves [ read more ]
A study of early Christian almsgiving challenges the technocracy of contemporary conceptions of giving. [ read more ]
A flawed but useful case for modest consensus. [ read more ]
Author Susan Korah traces the ascent of the young Yazidi woman who escaped horrifying sex slavery at the hands of ISIS. [ read more ]
Ontario’s new payday lending laws provide municipalities with both opportunities and responsibilities. This paper presents guidelines for addressing t [ read more ]
Our current payday loan market is failing consumers and society and government regulations alone cannot solve the current situation. Our new report, B [ read more ]
Churches and faith communities of various traditions have a great deal to offer to society and to the common good. Typically, these contributions have [ read more ]
Separation of Church and State is obviously necessary for a country who’s definition of freedom includes belief. Canada prides itself on being inclusi [ read more ]