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In 2012, there are about 22,000 caregivers in B.C. that are over the age of 60 and looking after children 20 and older with a disability.
To be considered part of the top 1% in 2014, a taxfiler must have earned a total income of at least $227,100. Over 268,500 Canadians were in this high-income group.
Recently, the Federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers have reached an agreement this year to expand the Canadian Pension Plan and address the shortfall
The 2016 Census Dissemination Project has released of the first set of 2016 Census geography products. Included are:
Data visualisation – the visual representation of data in charts and graphs – has grown in popularity as an effective form of communication between media outlets and research organisations to the general public.
The 2016 Toronto Vital Signs Report has found that Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada, with 28.6 per cent of children living in low-income households. Toronto tops the list above Montreal at 25%, Winnipeg at 24% and all other urban area
Ask yourself this question: how can Canada create more jobs and help the middle class economy grow? There are four main themes to consider:
Join the fun and attend the Partnering to Hack Homelessness (P2H²) Hackathon in Ottawa! The event runs on Friday, Nov 18 to Sunday, Nov 20. Attendance is open to everyone of all ages and backgrounds. 
The Community Data Program is a growing national network of over 30 community data consortia - members include more than 50 municipalities and 2000+ users!
International Inuit Day is November 7! In total, approximately 155,000 Inuit live across Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Russia.
In the 2016 Ontario Budget, the creation of a Basic Income Pilot Project was announced, to test a new approach to reducing poverty in a sustainable way. The pilot project will test a growing view that a basic income co
Nonprofit organizations, governments and foundations are increasingly dependent on digital data to inform their strategies, monitor their progress, manage their operations, and pursue their missions.
Google believes technology can make a better world, faster. The Impact Challenge supports Canadian nonprofit innovators using technology to tackle the world's biggest social challenges.
The Innovative Solutions to Homelessness funding stream supports the development of innovative approaches to reducing homelessness.
Taking Scope of Aboriginal Issues in Canada: Potential and Limits of the Aboriginal Data Landscape November 2, 2016 1:30-4:30 pm
In Calgary, 1 in 10 people live in poverty, 1 in 5 people are concerned about not having enough money for food, and 1 in 3 people are concerned about not having enough money for housing.
Environics Analytics are hosting a free webinar on their newly-released data from their HouseholdSpend and FoodSpend 2016 datasets! Read below for more details: EA Webinar: HousholdSpend and FoodSpend 2016 Thursday, November 3, 2016
The Crowdsourcing Project has started in Ottawa and Gatineau!
The Parent Resource Centre has made Community Profiles for the Eastern Region of Ontario. These Profiles are intended to provide parents, professionals, and the general public with a snapshot of factors that contribute to early childhood developmental outcomes. Take a quick look below!
Statistics Canada reported a net growth of 67,200 jobs in September this year, the largest increase since 59.800 hires in October two years ago! Full-time employment totalled 23,000 and part-time 44,100.
Additional questions were added to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) following the last two federal elections to examine the voting patterns of Canadian citizens.
In September, the results of the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey (CSTADS) were released for the 2014-15 year.
According to preliminary estimates, Canada's population was 36,286,425 on July 1, 2016, an increase of 437,815 or 1.2% during the year 2015/2016. In absolute numbers, such an increase had not been recorded since 1988/1989 (+485,034)! Some more highlights for 2015/2016:
We have new fillable PDF templates for creating customized Community Infographics! These of DIY Community Infographic templates are designed by the CCSD and offer CDP members an easy-to-use tool to report on a number of important social development themes.