News from Statistics Canada
This Statistics Canada report presents results from the Legal Aid Survey, which collects information on the operation of Canada's 13 legal aid plans.
According to Statistics Canada, in 2009, nearly 13 per cent of Aboriginal women aged 15 or older who lived in the provinces self-reported they had been the victim of one or more violent crimes in the 12 months prior to the survey.
The 2009 General Social Survey from Statistics Canada found that self-reported spousal violence remained stable from 2004, when the survey was last conducted. Similar to 2004, 6% of Canadians with a current or former spouse reported being physically or sexually victimized by their spouse in the 5 years preceding the survey.
Statistics Canada reports that in 2008, nearly 23,000 incidents of "dating violence" were reported to police.
The focus of this year's Statistics Canada report is a profile of shelters that provide residential services to women and children fleeing abusive situations.
The 2009 edition of Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile is a profile of shelters that provide residential services to women and children fleeing abusive situations. The 2009 edition also presents fact sheets, data tables and figures on spousal violence, family violence against children and youth, family violence against seniors aged 65 and older, and family-related homicides.
Statistics Canada has just released the report "Child and Spousal Support: Maintenance Enforcement Survey Statistics, 2005/2006." This report provides data on the collection and enforcement of child and spousal support payments for cases enrolled in maintenance enforcement programs.
Women are playing stronger roles in the workplace and their profile is rising in many professional fields, according to a new assessment on the evolving status of women in Canadian society. However, the report still shows substantial gaps between the sexes in many key areas.
According to a report from Statistics Canada, in the year following the April 1st 2003 implementation of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the number of young persons aged 12 to 17 who were admitted into some form of custody declined by nearly one-half.
According to Statistics Canada, the number of young people in sentenced custody decreased by half, and the numbers on remand and probation have been reduced considerably since the introduction of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).
How long do people live in low-income neighbourhoods? A Statistics Canada report suggests that low-income has a long-term geographic dimension associated with it.
Statistics Canada has released the Social Policy Simulation Database and Model, Version 10.1 (SPSD/M), which can be used to study the impacts of changes to federal and provincial tax and benefit programs on families and governments from 1988 through 2009.
Almost 360,000 people affected by crime sought help from victim service agencies across Canada in 2002/03, according to a Statistics Canada survey.
Study shows chronic unemployment most often affects women, older workers, and people without high school diploma
Two small groups of unemployed people were responsible for a disproportionate share of unemployed weeks in Canada between 1993 and 2001, according to a new study by Statistics Canada.
A report released by Statistics Canada reveals that Canada's legal aid systems spent $603 million in 2003/2004, unchanged from the previous year when inflation is factored in.
Statistics Canada has released a 2005 study on low-paid work, highlighting four groups most at risk of economic vulnerability: people with no high school diploma, recent immigrants, unattached people, and female lone parents.
Fewer unemployed people were eligible for Employment Insurance benefits in 2004 than in the year before, new figures from Statistics Canada reveal. Most of the ineligible workers weren't able to claim benefits because they had not worked at all in the previous 12 months.
Statistics Canada reports immigrants more likely to settle for lower-skill jobs than Canadian-born counterparts
Statistics Canada has released a study that shows highly-educated immigrants are more likely to hold jobs that don't meet their skill level.
A study released by Statistics Canada has found that mandatory school laws that extended the minimum time young people must stay in school substantially increased adult incomes for the students affected and substantially decreased their likelihood of being unemployed.
Statistics Canada has just relased a study on low-paid work, which highlights four groups most at risk of economic vulnerability: individuals with no high school diploma, recent immigrants, unattached individuals, and female lone parents.