Connecting with Canadians

Research Area:

Citizenship

Citizenship involves more than a passport, more than a nationality. It describes our collective sense of community and belonging as Canadians and defines how we see ourselves in the world. Citizens have rights and responsibilities. Achieving a balance between these two poles is an on-going challenge, as the core values of citizens - and the terms of their implicit contract with the state - change over time in response to economic and political circumstances.

In Canada, the realignment of state and market over the last 20 years has altered our sense of common citizenship in fundamental ways. It has also raised awareness of the importance of fostering access and belonging to the institutions of citizenship.

CPRN's citizenship research program focuses on the different ways people move into citizenship at every stage of life, including childhood.



Publications:

Title Type Publishedsort desc.
Getting Ready for the Referendum: Food for Thought… – Forum Highlights Research Report 12 Jul 2007
The Ontario Citizens' Assembly MMP Model Presentation 12 Jul 2007
Citizenship: Its Relationship to the Canadian Diversity Model Presentation 16 Apr 2002
A Literature Review on Youth and Citizenship Research Report 4 Sep 2001
Highlights: Youth and the Transition to Citizenship Other 4 Sep 2001
The Changing Boundaries of Citizenship: A Review and a Research Agenda Research Report 6 Apr 2001
Social Citizenship in 21st Century Canada: Challenges and Options Other 5 Feb 2001
Social Citizenship in 21st Century Canada: Challenges and Options Presentation 5 Feb 2001
Backgrounder: Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Diversity: The Canadian Experience Other 31 May 2000
Backgrounder: Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Diversity: The Canadian Experience - Response by Avigail Eisenberg Commentary 31 May 2000
Backgrounder: Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Diversity: The Canadian Experience - Response by Tariq Modood Commentary 31 May 2000
Backgrounder: Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Diversity: The Canadian Experience - Response by Will Kymlicka Commentary 31 May 2000