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RDC News: August 2018

Summer hours changes/closures and the availability of a new data set.

Jul 26, 2018

Summer Hours Changes

Please note the upcoming changes to the usual centre operating hours this month:

  • No extended hours on Tuesday July 31st (regular closing hours at 5:30pm)
  • No extended hours on Thursday August 2nd (regular closing hours at 5:30pm)
  • Centre CLOSED all day on Monday August 6th (Civic Holiday)
  • No extended hours on Tuesday August 7th (regular closing hours at 5:30pm)
  • No extended hours on Thursday August 9th(regular closing hours at 5:30pm)


New data sets at the RDC

In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. Please see the information below. Researchers interested in accessing these data sets are encouraged to submit proposals!


Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth (CHSCY)

The Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth (CHSCY) is designed to paint a portrait of the health and well-being of Canadian children and youth by collecting information about factors influencing their physical and mental health. The survey covers a broad range of topics related to the overall health of children and youth including chronic conditions, injuries, physical activity, nutrition and their social environment (family, friends, and communities).

The 2016 CHSCY was a pilot that tested survey content, methodology, computer applications, interviewer procedures, reference material and data processing techniques in preparation for the 2019 survey collection. The main objectives of the 2019 Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth were: 

  • To provide current, detailed and ongoing health-related information on children and youth at the national, provincial and territorial levels; 
  • To provide information to support evidenced-based policy and program development and evaluation; 
  • To support research initiatives on children's health and well-being; and 
  • To support children's health surveillance programs by providing information on a regular and timely basis.

For more information, please see: 

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit: