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The Environics Institute: Canadian Millennials Social Values Study Webinar Series April 19, 20 and 21, 2017

 



 

The Environics Institute for Survey Research, a non-profit public interest organization that conducts relevant and original public opinion and social research related to issues of public policy and social change, has recently revealed the findings of its Canadian Millennials Social Values Study. The findings offer a bold portrait of Canada’s Millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995) that for the first time presents the social values of this generation, and the distinct segments that help make sense of the different and often contradictory stereotypes that so frequently are applied to today’s young adults. The research was undertaken in partnership with Apathy is Boring, The Counselling Foundation of Canada, the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, and RBC.


 

Episode #1 - Who Are Canada's Millennials? Recognizing Their Diverse Social Values Tribes

 

This “anchor” episode will introduce listeners to the intentions of the research and high level findings by theme (“Life Goals & Markers of Adulthood”; “Career Aspirations & Work”; and "Political and Civic Engagement"). It will also pinpoint insights within and across generations as well as how the findings might inform policies, practices and/or programs related to socio-economic, workforce, educational and civic engagement.

 

  • Keith Neuman will provide a general overview of the study and some of the findings by theme.
  • Keith and Michael Adams will discuss some of the implications of the findings taking into consideration previous work on social values “tribes”.

 

Webinar Recording | Webinar Slides

 

Keith Neuman, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Environics Institute for Survey Research, a non-profit research organization that promotes public opinion and social research on important issues of public policy and social change in Canada. Over the past three decades, he has directed landmark studies focusing on under-researched segments of the population (e.g., Indigenous Peoples, Muslims, Black people), as well as general public opinion studies on such topics as citizenship, democracy, climate change and multiculturalism. He is a frequent media commentator on social trends and public opinion.

 

 

 

Michael Adams is the President of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies which he co-founded in 1970. In 2006 he founded the non-profit Environics Institute for Survey Research. The Institute has conducted a number of groundbreaking projects, including surveys of Canadian Muslims in 2006 and 2016, a survey of self-identified Black residents in the Greater Toronto Area to be released in 2017, the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study (2010), and most recently a major national survey on Canadian public opinion on Indigenous Peoples (2016). Mr. Adams is the author of six books, and a regular contributor of published commentary on Canadian values and social trends. In 2016 he was awarded the Order of Canada for his work in helping Canadians understand who they are as a country and a people.


 

Episode #2 - What Do Canadian Millennials Want? Understanding Their Career & Life Aspirations

 

The episode will focus on the findings from the study’s “Life Goals & Markers of Adulthood” and “Career Aspirations & Work” sections. It is expected that the content will be of special interest to post-secondary, career development, and nonprofit sectors stakeholders as well as employers.

 

  • Keith Neuman will provide a brief overview of the research and some of the findings related to this theme.
  • Keith will be joined by Gladys Okine and Julian Caspari to discuss some of the implications of the findings on related stakeholders.

 

Webinar Recording | Webinar Slides

 

Keith Neuman, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Environics Institute for Survey Research, a non-profit research organization that promotes public opinion and social research on important issues of public policy and social change in Canada. Over the past three decades, he has directed landmark studies focusing on under-researched segments of the population (e.g., Indigenous Peoples, Muslims, Black people), as well as general public opinion studies on such topics as citizenship, democracy, climate change and multiculturalism. He is a frequent media commentator on social trends and public opinion.

 

 

 

Gladys Okine is the Executive Director of First Work: Ontario's Youth Employment Network. Having served a variety of populations, Gladys specializes in developing solutions for marginalized youth, women and newcomers. She’s also been involved in several community initiatives designed to increase the generation, investment and circulation of wealth and business resources at local and municipal levels. Over the past 15 years she has contributed to the improvement of employment and community development programs for the YMCA of Greater Toronto, WoodGreen Community Services, George Brown College and Toronto Community Housing.

 

 

Julian Caspari is a culture hacker, storyteller and digital marketing creative. He designs 21st century learning and communication systems that support organizations to reach and unleash their true potential. With over a decade of leadership experience working as a strategist, facilitator & educator, Julian continues to work with companies and organizations to optimize for happiness, health, productivity and innovation. As a wellbeing catalyst, he has led corporate employee engagement programs, millennial attraction and retention strategies, and workplace learning projects in both local and global contexts. Julian is Host and Producer of SAP's Live Business Webcast Series, Co-founder and Board Chair at Schools Without Borders, Correspondent for Making Good, Facilitator for YES!, Practicing Permaculturalist, and Howler-in-Residence at the Full Moon Jams.


 

Episode #3 - How Will Canadian Millennials Change the World? Discovering Their Political & Civic Engagement Views

 

The episode will focus on the findings from the study’s “Political & Civic Engagement” section. It is expected that the content will be of special interest to stakeholders in media, political engagement, and voluntary sectors.

 

  • Keith Neuman will provide a brief overview of the research and some of the findings related to this theme.
  • Keith will be joined joined by Scott Haldane and Elamin Abdelmahmoud to discuss some of the implications of the findings for related stakeholders.

 

Webinar Recording | Webinar Slides

 

Keith Neuman, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Environics Institute for Survey Research, a non-profit research organization that promotes public opinion and social research on important issues of public policy and social change in Canada. Over the past three decades, he has directed landmark studies focusing on under-researched segments of the population (e.g., Indigenous Peoples, Muslims, Black people), as well as general public opinion studies on such topics as citizenship, democracy, climate change and multiculturalism. He is a frequent media commentator on social trends and public opinion.

 

 

 

Scott Haldane is President & CEO of the Rideau Hall Foundation. The Foundation was created by His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada to enhance and amplify the impact of the Governor General and the Office of the Governor General and to bring ideas, people and resources together towards the vision of a smart and caring nation. Scott became the first CEO of the Foundation on January 1, 2016. Prior to joining the Rideau Hall Foundation, Scott spent 39 years in a variety of senior leadership positions, including President & CEO of YMCA Canada, with the Canadian YMCA.

 

 

 

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is the social media editor at BuzzFeed Canada and Editor, News Curation at BuzzFeed News. He is a panelist and columnist for CBC's The National, and he teaches at Ryerson University's journalism program in Toronto. Before BuzzFeed News, he worked for TVO's The Agenda With Steve Paikin and CBC News. You can tweet him at @elamin88. 

 

 

 

 

 
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