Innovation, Experimentation and Evaluation Since 1991

Who we are

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) is a non-profit research organization created specifically to develop, field test, and rigorously evaluate new programs.

SRDC's two-part mission is to help policymakers and practitioners identify policies and programs that improve the well-being of all Canadians, with a special concern for the effects on the disadvantaged, and to raise the standards of evidence that are used in assessing these policies.



years of experience in running randomized controlled trials and policy experiments


years of experience in developing and testing of behaviour-based interventions


years of extensive experience advising non-profits, foundations, and sector-based organizations


completed projects for various federal and provincial departments, municipalities, and other public and non-profit organizations

Policy Areas

Since 1991, SRDC has developed trusted, evidence-based research, policy development, and program evaluation for a variety of issues facing disadvantaged people in Canada.

Our Team

SRDC’s team is a passionate and highly-qualified group of professionals from a diverse range of policy and research backgrounds including economics, psychology, sociology, public policy and administration, geography, and health policy.

Our staff has experience in a vast array of policy and program areas including employment and workforce development, education, poverty and income security, health and well-being, economic integration of immigrants, youth development, and supports for the social and economic inclusion of marginalized and underrepresented groups.

Current Projects

Our work encompasses many areas of expertise and spans multiple policy areas, each having a direct impact on the lives of Canadians. We invite you to explore what we’re working on right now.

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