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New Statistic Act

On December 13, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, welcomed Royal Assent of a bill that reinforces Statistics Canada’s independence through legislative amendments to the Statistics Act. Among other targeted amendments, the new Act enables the appointment of the Chief Statistician by the Governor in Council to a renewable term of not more than five years — the Chief Statistician may only be removed for cause — and creates the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council to advise the Minister and Chief Statistician on the overall quality of the national statistics system and publish an annual report. Read the news release.

15 December 2017 - 6:26am |

Volunteering in Canada: what do we know?

December 4 is International Volonteer Day. We take this opportunity to highlight the research on volunteering being done in the RDCs with various datasets, notably the GSS on Giving, Volunteering, and Participating. Is compulsory volunteering for adolescents an effective means to developing volunteering afterwards, in adulthood? How does charity proximity affect behavior? Are contributions of time and money substitutes or complements? What is the impact of religion, taxation, and social cohesion on volunteering and charitable donations? These are some of the questions that our researchers have examined. Find more, in our online bibliography.

5 December 2017 - 11:37am |

LSIC-IMDB pilot project in the RDCs: call for proposals

The Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC), an immigration panel survey, and tax data information from the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) have been combined to provide an extended analytical file (LSIC-IMDB).In order to support the use of this extended longitudinal file in the RDCs, Statistics Canada is launching a pilot project to address the feasibility issues, including further testing of the confidentiality vetting rules and testing of the IT resources necessary to transfer and analyze this large data file. The extended LSIC-IMDB file offers a unique opportunity to connect the respondents' social characteristics to long term socioeconomic outcomes without adding a new wage of interviews. With IMDB tax files updated yearly, LSIC respondents can be followed longitudinally without any sort of respondent burden. Researchers are invited to submit proposals by December 22, 2017. For all details, please click here.

29 November 2017 - 11:17am |

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