Much of the work carried out by Calhoun Research & Development is done
under contract for a client, and the company is not necessarily at liberty
to distribute the results. Here are some examples of recent
Homelessness in Greater Moncton
Since the fall of 2007, Sue Calhoun has carried out a contract with the Greater Moncton Homelessness Steering Committee to
raise awareness about the issue in Greater Moncton. She has designed and written a website (http://www.monctonhomelessness.org),
produced a quarterly newsletter and researched and written seven annual Report Cards on Homelessness in Greater Moncton.
Check the website for more information.
Good practices in rooming houses
"Rooming houses offer a path out of homelessness for those leaving an emergency shelter.
And while many do offer safe and affordable housing, others are characterized by a variety of problems:
shared bathrooms and kitchens that are often unsanitary; lack of repairs and maintenance resulting in
properties that are poorly kept; lack of privacy and security; drinking and drug use; theft; and violence."
This March 2011 research report, funded through the Homelessness Knowledge Development branch
of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy and produced by Calhoun Research & Development/Recherche et développement,
examines rooming houses as one critical housing option for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and
identifies good practices in rooming houses as well as programs and services that might help rooming house tenants to
sustain their tenancies. Included are two-page "good practices" flyers in both official languages (English | Francais).
Making Waves: Dating Violence Prevention Program Making Waves/Value par vague Inc. is a dating
violence prevention program that was started in New Brunswick in 1995 by
three women who had collectively spent many years working in the field of
abuse and sexual assault, and who had seen the "cycle of violence" repeat
itself too often. Making Waves is a program that educates young
people about healthy and unhealthy relationships. It is the only
dating violence prevention program in the province - and maybe even in
Canada - that is based on a "peers talking to peers" model. Over the
years, the program's content and format has been extremely creative and
innovative, and has evolved based on input from young people. In
2006, Calhoun Research & Development carried out a Critical Review of the
program. Making Waves is now part of Partners for Youth,
Critical Review 2006
Girls in Canada 2005
A report prepared for the Canadian Women's Foundation, September 2005.
For many years, the Canadian Women's Foundation has funded projects
focused on violence against girls and women. The organization was
interested in expanding this mandate, to consider programs that are
holistic, comprehensive and address a variety of challenges facing girls
today. As a first step, the CWF contracted Calhoun Research and
Development to carry out a literature and statistical review on the
situation of girls in Canada today.
A Portrait of Women Business Owners in Atlantic Canada in 2003
In 2003, the company interviewed 500 women business owners in Atlantic
Canada to establish baseline data for the Women in Business Initiative of
the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). This 123-page report
includes both primary and secondary research, and is a rich source of
information about women business owners in the region in 2003.
Looking beyond the surface: An in-depth review of parental benefits,
In January 2001, Human Resources Development Canada increased the
maternity/ parental benefits available under the Employment Insurance Act
to one year, for eligible women. It was thought that this increase in time
at home for a parent, in the first year of a newborn's life, would promote
healthy child development. This project, carried out with Women's Network
PEI, demonstrated that this policy is not equitable for all women,
especially those who are self-employed or work at non-standard jobs.
Maritime Series: The State of the Regions
For five years, Sue Calhoun was part of a team at the Université de
Moncton that produced a series of profiles on the 11 economic regions of
the Maritimes, as defined by Statistics Canada. These brief and concise
books paint a dynamic picture of the demographic and economic
characteristics of each region, including their economic development
challenges, and measure the vitality of their public and private sectors.
Books that Sue was involved in researching and writing include:
- 2003 - The Economic Region of Annapolis Valley and Halifax
- 2001 - The Economic Region of Southwest New Brunswick
- 2000 - The Economic Region of Southwestern Nova Scotia
- 1999 - The Economic Region of Northeast New Brunswick
- 1998 - The Economic Region of Prince Edward Island