The Social Policy Research Centre (SPR Centre), housed within the Faculty of Social Work, was first established in 1972 as the Social Policy Research Unit. It was the first independent academic unit in Western Canada devoted to social policy research and at the time was the only academic unit of its kind at the University of Regina and in Saskatchewan.

Our researchers explore and address issues such as poverty and income equality; child and youth welfare; newcomers; refugees and immigrants; mental health and addictions; mixed ability issues; and needs of older adults. A cross-cutting theme focuses on social work education, where we apply innovative methods to incorporate new knowledge into the curriculum.

By identifying gaps and emerging issues and engaging with policy makers to implement meaningful change, our research seeks to improve the lives of Saskatchewan residents. Involving students in the research process contributes to the development of future researchers who will in turn strengthen society through their knowledge, compassion and action.

For more information on the SPR Centre please visit our website at

Collections in this community

Recent Submissions

View more