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Thermostats: Potential energy and money saver…and relationship strainer
Overall, 9 in 10 Canadian households (92%) reported having a thermostat in 2021, and 42% of those that had one reported having two or more. While Canadian households can save money by lowering the thermostat in their home, things may get heated when it comes to choosing the “ideal” temperature setting.
More workers are building housing in Canada, but labour shortages remain
In addition to zoning, fees, permits, cost of materials and other challenges involved in getting shovels in the ground to meet the demand for housing, having enough labour to build it all and the cost of wages is a common concern.
Nearly one in three Canadians say demands of work interfere with home and family life
Do you struggle with work-life balance? You are not alone, with nearly one-third (32%) of working Canadians aged 15 to 74 living in the provinces reporting that their work interfered with their home and family life in 2022.
Cruise disembarkations sail past pre-pandemic levels in 2023
Travel and tourism
US-resident arrivals in Canada by land and air, as well as overseas-resident arrivals by air, remained well below pre-pandemic levels in 2023. However, cruise vacations have proven to be among the most resilient types of travel in Canada with disembarkations sailing past pre-pandemic levels before the end of the 2023 season.
Let’s talk about sex: Where do teens get their sexual health information?
Having access to appropriate sexual health information can increase young peoples’ knowledge related to their sexual health and behaviours. Sexual health education includes topics like contraception and sexually transmitted or blood borne infections (STBBIs), as well as other aspects of well-being such as healthy relationships, sexual attraction and gender identity.
Eh Sayers: Highlights from our podcast
Society and community
Our podcast has explored topics such as inflation, misinformation, climate change, housing, the supply chain and much more. After 2+ years, 4 seasons and 16 episodes, let’s have a look back at some of our favourite and most compelling moments to date.
Pink Shirt Day: Raising awareness about bullying in Canada
Children and youth
The last Wednesday of February each year is Pink Shirt Day in Canada. Pink Shirt Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day, raises awareness about bullying in schools, workplaces, at home and online.
National Caregivers Day: Caregiving among youth in Canada
Society and community
The first Tuesday of April is National Caregivers Day in Canada. On this day, we honour and celebrate people in Canada who provide personal care, physical and/or emotional support to those in need. Caregivers make a difference in the lives of many people across the country. The support they provide contributes to a better quality of life for those they are caring for.
Concussions happen at home too
With the Super Bowl just around the corner and the NHL hockey season in full swing, concussions are talked about in sports virtually every day. Less talked about are all those other concussions that happen every day in Canada. In 2022, just over 573,000 Canadians aged 12 and older (about 2%) told us they suffered a concussion in the past year.
Canadian Agriculture Day: Winter edition
Agriculture and food
Agriculture is rarely associated with sub-zero temperatures and drifts of blowing snow in the depths of a Canadian winter. But hidden away in barns, warehouses and greenhouses, or even underneath the snow, plenty of agriculture activity is currently taking place to provide Canadians with plentiful and wholesome food year-round.