Social Policy Research Unit

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Social Policy Research Unit


The Social Policy Research Unit (SPR) is housed within the Faculty of Social Work. Established in 1972, SPR was the first independent academic unit in Western Canada devoted to social policy research and the only academic unit of its kind at the University of Regina and in Saskatchewan. SPR is distinguished from other academic research units in the province by its research on social justice issues, particularly in the areas of poverty and child welfare.

SPR supports the research endeavors of faculty (SPR Research Associates) and takes an active role in knowledge building, advocacy work and organizing for social change. It does this by hosting a variety of public forums, engaging the media, publishing papers and operating a print-based resource centre and a web site of information. SPR works with community groups and government and collaborates in regional and national initiatives aimed at bringing about a more just and fair society.

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