About the CCSD
The Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) is Canada’s longest established non-profit social policy and research organization. Our members are located across Canada and represent the diversity that defines social development. We are a bilingual organization.
We develop and promote progressive social policies inspired by social justice, equality and the empowerment of individuals and communities, as has been our history since 1920. Our goal is to create positive change by making it easier for communities to share and apply knowledge, ideas and local achievements.
We foster this by:
1. Bridging information with a new Social Development Report series that builds on our expertise in the area of social and economic research and our long-standing collaboration with community partners. Each of 13 provincial and territorial reports provides an overview of key trends in their jurisdiction. This series is an important tool in understanding social policies, programs and practices from a regional perspective. In addition, overview reports will measure and monitor Canada’s progress in a number of key areas.
2. Supporting the Community Social Data Strategy – a national consortium that provides key social statistics to municipalities and non-profit organizations in cities across the country. This initiative also works to enhance the capacity of local social/community organizations to access and use data effectively. We believe that understanding community, social and economic trends improves local policies and programs.
3. Organizing the biennial Canadian Social Forum − creating the space where social development meets face-to-face with public health, the environment, community safety, recreation, and more. At the three-day Calgary Forum, innovation, practice and possibility will be shared through dynamic keynote speakers and working sessions.
The CCSD is located at:
190 O’Connor Street, Suite 100
Ottawa, ON K2P 2R3
Want to know more about us?
Contact us at email@example.com and ask for a free copy of our magazine Perception.