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Building Bridges, Strengthening Communities

In mid-June, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by the Rideau Hall Foundation. The survey was conducted with 1,750 young people in Canada, aged 16 to 24. The intentions of the survey were to understand how young people define community and participate in their community through actions like volunteering. There is little

We like where we live.

Most Canadians feel their community is better than average: quality of life is good, economic opportunities could be better By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Abacus recently completed an in-depth nationwide study for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. This is the first in a series of five story lines based on the results of this

We like where we live, especially if it’s Vancouver.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We asked 1,500 Canadians at the end of May to tell us about where they live. Here are the highlights: 16% think their community is the “best place in the world to live”. Comparing Canada’s three biggest cities, 30% in Vancouver think they live in the best place in

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