Andy Bayer was a 2013 Cardus intern. He has a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, specializing in Community, Policy, Planning, and Organizations. Andy's research has included work on the psychology of justice and resilience. Andy is interested in how policy can contribute to building resilient communities. Andy loves volunteering with his church, playing sports, and enjoying the outdoors.
Bio last updated June 15th, 2021.
Articles by Andy Bayer
Bowling with the Church
By Andy Bayer
August 14, 2013
There is much research outside of my own and Cardus's that suggests churches and faith-based organizations are vital to building social capital and increasing resilience in communities (see Putnam) I wasn't surprised that many of my participants were involved in Hughson Street Baptist Church's programs since I recruited participants from that church's drop-in program (full disclosure: I attend Hughson Street Baptist Church)
"Ring of Fire" Re-Kindling Northern Challenges
July 5, 2013
When the northern Ontario Aboriginal community of Attawapiskat declared a state of emergency in 2011 because its houses were falling apart, it was analogous to the social state of emergency that exists on many Aboriginal reserves However, a recent report by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Developmen...
Sensible Common Sense
June 4, 2013
The public needs to stop blaming bad policies on the government and start taking some of the blame ourselves for the "common sense" ideas and solutions we support ...