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Census 2021: take part in the consultation

From September 11 to December 8, Statistics Canada is conducting a public consultation on the content of the 2021 Census. As users of this dataset, academic researchers are invited to take part in the consultation as are government representatives, First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and organizations, NGOs, and the private sector. The consultation seeks information on the relevance of the census, users’ needs, populations of interest, suitability of alternative data sources, multivariate analysis, comparability across Canada, continuity over time and the required frequency of outputs. For more information, visit the 2021 census content consultation website or contact the 2021 Census Content Determination Team.

14 September 2017 - 11:13am |

The story of Canada's ethnocultural diversity in numbers

On April 25, Statistics Canada will host the first of a four-part speaker series organized to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Peter S. Li, Professor Emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan, will address the ‘construction of diversity’ in Canada, based not only on demographic realities but also on normative values at different points in time. His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Jack Jedwab, Ümit Kiziltan, Nora Spinks, Yoko Yoshida and Jean-Pierre Corbeil. The Chief Statistician of Canada, Anil Arora, will chair the event. Register early, as space is limited.

Canadian Poverty Reducation Strategy : call for nominations

To support the development and implementation of its Poverty Reduction Strategy, the federal Government is creating a Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty. Its members will act as a sounding board and will provide advice to the Minister on a range of poverty-related issues. Interested individuals who have relevant expertise and experience in this area are invited to submit their application by March 13. For more details about the mandate and the selection criteria, refer to the call for nominations. A public consultation is also ongoing until June.

27 February 2017 - 12:04pm |

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