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CCSD's response to the 2016 Census Strategy online questionnaire

At the beginning of June, Statistics Canada requested the participation of the Canadian Council on Social Development in its 2016 Census Strategy Project to better understand the highest priority census information needs and to effectively address how different approaches for population censuses can respond to user information requirements.

CCSD's participation involved completing an online questionnaire designed to collect specific details on key legislative, regulatory, policy, program, and other requirements for census and NHS data.  The attached PDF document contains the CCSD's responses entered for the questionnaire.  

Further commentary on the project is available in the email from Michel (michel@acaciaconsulting.ca) to Consortium Leads sent June 7, 2011 (text below) and was sent on June 15, 2011:

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Community Data Canada Meeting - June 16

Community Data Canada Working Group - Agenda - 16 June 2011
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WG update report for discussion
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Location: Federation of Canadian Municipalities, 24 Clarence Street,
Ottawa, 613-907-6234

Agenda

1. Welcome and Post-Roundtable Debrief by Peggy Taillon
2. Review & Comment on Community Data Canada Progress-To-Date:
Feb/2009-March/2011
3. Review, Comment on & Endorse Community Data Canada Governance Model
4. Review & Comment on Community Data Canada 2-Year Workplan Apr/2011-
Mar/2013
5. Confirm Next Steps

Attached is a revised Community Data Canada Governance Model and Two-Year

Local Data - StatCan 30 possible datasets of use

Attached is a preliminary copy of the requested Community Data Catalogue, containing information on approximately 30 selected data sources (also excel version).

Note that Statistics Canada collects data from over 300 active surveys. The sample sizes and target populations differ for each one of them. Many of these surveys are designed for national and provincial level estimates and are not designed for lower levels of geography.

We may be able to produce sub provincial data on an ad hoc basis, depending on sample size and our assessment of data quality. If you have a data request from a specific survey, we can inquire on a case by case basis to determine the level of geography available.

Cross-Canada local data list 2006 census - Sara Mayo

The ever so wonderful Sara Mayo, From Social Planning and Research Council Hamilton, with the help of a student has created the following list of local scale data in the Consortium Member's catalog.

Here’s a first draft of a list of all “local” data available for geographies across the county, which might be useful for recruiting new members to the consortium. The list includes 147 files: 107 at the CSD level, 39 CT and 4 DA.

I came up with this list from searching the catalog and I have a student who is now going through and doing a few checks, to make sure the catalog description is correct and we do have that data for the specified geography across the country.

The way the data works is we either have only member-specific data or we have all of Canada. Provinces with member consortia do not have any more data (outside of the member-specific list) than provinces without a consortium.

Catalogue of Community Data Sources - StatCan

Here is a preliminary copy of the requested Community Data Catalogue, containing information on approximately 30 selected data sources.

Note that Statistics Canada collects data from over 300 active surveys.  The sample sizes and target populations differ for each one of them.  Many of these surveys are designed for national and provincial level estimates and are not designed for lower levels of geography. We may be able to produce sub provincial data on an ad hoc basis, depending on sample size and our assessment of data quality.

If you have a data request from a specific survey, we can inquire on a case by case basis to determine the level of geography available.

Letter from Peggy Taillon to the Toronto Star -

 

Re: Census decision lacked numbers; 'Thousands' of complaints cited by Conservatives for ending long-form never existed, papers reveal

 

Toronto Star Article
Richard J. Brennan Toronto Star

Richard Brennan’s piece on the census spin is absolutely bang on. There is no evidence to support government’s claims of privacy breeches or wide spread concerns about the intrusive powers of the Long Form Census.  This was not about anything more than our Prime Minister crossing off yet another item on his bucket list. Canadians need to ask themselves what does this say about our Prime Minister? Why would our PM, who, by job description, should be working for the greater good of the country, not want the best information to provide us the best services?

StatCan Teacher Learning Resources

The December 2010 issue of Learning resources bulletin is now available:
In this issue:
*       Get your free booklets: Canada at a Glance
*       Canadians students among the best in the world!
*       Explore your province's education indicators
*       Environment: Energy and water conservation
*       Aboriginal children: languages, childcare, participation in sports
*       Best wishes... and all about Christmas trees!
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