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Statistics Canada is currently preparing for the 2021 Census content consultation, scheduled to run from September to December 2017.
You can now download a list of all existing data tables in the catalogue (generates excel file, ignore warning)!
There is a Call for Proposals due on February 15, 2017 for Community Indicators!
Recently, The Guardian published an article about the declining ability of statistics to accurately represent the world. Private companies are taking over and controlling big data – and putting democracy in peril.
NEW: Taxfiler data at the CSD level are now available for select tables! Click on the year to be directed to the product page. Taxfiler (T1FF) - Family Data:
ViVA is a joint research institute between Simon Fraser University (SFU), the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), dedicated to effective and innovative education and knowledge enrichment.
Here are some Open Government news and updates! Update on the Government of Canada’s Directive on Open Government
If you missed the first Tax Filer Data webinar session on Wednesday, January 18th, then join us on Wednesday, February 1st for a second session!
Between July 2016 and February 2017, Employment and Social Development Canada will be consulting with Canadians on accessibility legislation.
The Canadian Health Measures Survey is stopping in South Calgary the next few days! One of the main goals of the survey is to gather information to help improve health programs and services in Canada.
As of January 3rd, 2017, Canadians can fill out an online form to indicate their desire to sponsor a parent or grandparent. From those forms, immigration officials will randomly draw 10,000 individuals who will then be asked to submit full applications within 90 days.
Statistics Canada created this infographic on Canadian pride from the General Social Survey, 2013.
Holiday greetings from the Canadian Council on Social Development and the Community Data Program Team!
Call for Proposals: Spring Community Indicators Symposium  Winnipeg, MB - Canada June 12 & 13, 2017
Based on data from the 2014 General Social Survey, this is the first Statistics Canada study that examines the characteristics associated with being a victim of cyberbullying or cyberstalking and various indicators of trust, personal behaviour and mental health.
The notes from the last Training and Capacity Building Working Group meeting have been posted to the site. See below to read the notes, or visit the TCBWG page for more information:  
On December 7, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, tabled a bill that proposes to reinforce Statistics Canada's in
From May to November 2016, Global Affairs Canada held open consultations with the public to help shape an new international assistance policy.  Here are some highlights (points that repeatedly came up) from the consultation events and written submissions:
The increase in federal health transfers to the provinces will be held to 3% this year instead of 6% - a cost-saving measure the government is keeping as negotiations for another health-care accord go on.
The Data purchase and access working group (DPAWG) helps the Community Data Program management team identify data needs, improve data access, acquire data, and and address related technical concerns.
Taxfiler data, or T1-derived datasets, are generated from individal tax files from the Canada Revenue Agency from the Income Statistics Division of Statistics Canada. These datasets are published on a yearly basis and are an increasingly important source of Canada-wide income data.
The Government of Canada tabled its Fall Economic Statement, which proposed:
The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) launched its 3rd national report: How are Canadians really doing? The report compared eight domains of wellbeing from 1994 to 2014 and found a massive gap betwee
Using data from the 2006 Census of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey, transitions from wage and salary employment to self-employment were examined among new mothers.