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Who’s a Member?

Membership in a consortium can include municipal governments, Social Planning Councils, United Ways, Community Foundations, library, school and police boards, public health/regional health authorities, community health centres, non-profit housing corporations, economic development agencies, and a variety of other community and public sector agencies “focused on the implementation of a public service goal”. Employees of these organizations register with the program as individual users. Individual users have direct access to the site and contact with the CDP team.

See our members across Canada.

What do Member Organizations get?

Access to Data

Half the challenge is finding the data you need - CDP takes care of the hard part. Members benefit from direct access to hundreds of relevant and credible community data products capturing trends and conditions related to dozens of topics at the smallest geographies available across the country. The entire CDP data repository is available from a members-only online catalogue. The program has built a unique compendium of over 1200 data products from 20 public and private sector data providers offering data at municipal and neighbourhood geographies.

Training & Capacity Building

Data can be intimidating. That’s why CDP’s services are designed for members with a range of skills and knowledge, from power data users to data novices. Services include customized training, email and phone support, access to web-based data access and analysis tools, and webinars connecting members to a Canada-wide network of like-minded community data users. The CDP team is committed to building the capacity of members to access and use data to tell their stories and make evidence-backed decisions.

Cross-Canada Networking

The CDP connects a growing and dynamic network of over 2,000 individuals, working in over 375 municipal and community sector organizations across the country. An annual meeting, newsletters, community data stories, and live and recorded webinar events all contribute to raising awareness about evidence-based social development.

Register as an individual user

If you are already part of a Data Consortium but have not signed up for access to, you can register as a user.

Step 1

Step 2

Register a user account by filling out the form here.

  • You can use your email address as your username.
  • It takes up to one business day for us to verify and activate your account. 

You will receive an email within one business day confirming that your account has been activated.*

At this point, you can log in to with the username and password that you provided in the registration form.

For help signing up or logging in, contact  We will respond within one business day.

*If you have not been pre-approved by your Consortium Lead, we will get in touch with you and your Lead to confirm your status.

Join an existing Data Consortium as a Member Organization

If a Consortium already exists in your community, your organization can join them as a Member.

To be eligible, your organization must:

  • Not be a for-profit organization; and
  • Have a local mandate.

Joining a consortium costs each organization an annual $150 Membership Fee payable to the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet). The local consortium lead organization may require an additional contribution beyond this mandatory membership fee. Each member organization is permitted an unlimited number of registered individual users.

Register your member organization here.

Establish a new data consortium

Want to establish a data consortium for your community? Let us know at