Statistics Canada has brought to our attention a phishing scam asking new participants to “expand the Uniform Crime Reporting” survey. The scammer sent out the email pretending to be from the CRDCN and McMaster University. If you receive such an email asking you to "be a respondent in the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey", DO NOT OPEN IT – delete it immediately. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me (

August 7, 2015

CRDCN 2015 Annual Conference

Jeff MoonQRDC News

Research and Public Policy: Health, Economic and Social Perspectives, Toronto, November 5-6, 2015
Note: 2 workshops are being offered on Wednesday, November 4th:
- Real Time Remote Access (RTRA) to sensitive microdata
- Showcase of Statistics Canada and other administrative data releases

All QRDC Researchers are encouraged to consider submitting a paper for the upcoming CRDCN National Conference, being held in Toronto, November 5-6, 2015. The submission deadline is June 15th, just two weeks away! Links are provided below.

March 16, 2015

2015 CRDCN Annual Conference

Jeff MoonQRDC News

Please join your CRDCN colleagues in Toronto for the CRDCN Annual Conference. This year's theme is "Research and Public Policy: Health, Economic, and Social Perspectives". This conference is an opportunity to showcase the work being done with RDC data and to explore emerging themes and methods, with an emphasis on sharing methodological challenges and policy implications. A related focus is the use of administrative data for research.

March 5, 2015

Tri-Agency Open Access Policy

Jeff MoonQRDC News

Federal Government Announces New Open Access Policy for Research

December 8, 2014

Acknowledgement text for RDC Researchers

Jeff MoonQRDC News

The CRDCN has provided the following suggested 'acknowledgement' text for RDC Researchers to include in their papers and/or presentations.

Kingston and the Islands MP, Ted Hsu, has introduced a Private Member's Bill (C-626, An Act to amend the Statistics Act (appointment of Chief Statistician and long-form census)) aimed at reinstating the mandatory long-form Census in Canada.

June 19, 2014

QRDC Researchers Win Publication Prize

Jeff MoonQRDC News

Two QRDC researchers, Mike Kottelenberg and Steve Lehrer, are this year's recipients of the John Vanderkamp Prize for the best article in Canadian Public Policy, for their research titled: "New Evidence on the Impacts of Access to and Attending Universal Child-Care in Canada" DOI 10.3138/CPP.39.2.26, 3 Issue, Volume 39, Number 2/June 2013. (Source:

May 22, 2014

Data Day 2014

Jeff MoonQRDC News

Monday, May 26, 2014 - Queen’s University’s first Data Day is an opportunity to meet researchers and data service providers in a shared forum.

Please join your CRDCN colleagues in Winnipeg as policymakers, public-sector and academic researchers examine our recent past and emerging future. This year's CRDCN Annual Conference will take place in Winnipeg, at the Forks of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers, next to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. This year's theme is "Investing in Our Futures", a theme designed to encourage evidence-based reflections on the society we want to create for ourselves, our families and our neighbours

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