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Follow us on Twitter @the_ccsd In volume 6, issue 2 - Fall 2017:
- Follow up on the Leads' Meeting
- Data news
- Community Snapshots
- News from our friends and partners
The meeting provided updates on the CDP Strategic Plan 2017-2022, Data Access, Training and Capacity Building, Website Refresh Project, Administration, and the next AGM.
Some highlights from the meeting:
- Geocoding process continues, more than 80% complete
- Introducing Data Parties - a webinar type session for discussing census releases
- Website refresh in progress, received a number of proposals for a website redesign with new tools and a learning centre
- Full renewal with all current Community Data Program consortia
- Ottawa Consortium has expanded its boundaries, now the 4th largest consortium
- Next Annual General Meeting on May 23-25, hosted by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph
For information about the Data Purchase and Access Working Group, click here.
For information about the Training and Capacity Building Working Group, click here.
Back to Table of Contents --> Data news New data and updates in the catalogue
We now have 2015 taxfiler data! Click here for a list of taxfiler tables from Data by Theme search.
- F-01: Summary census family income table, 2015
- F-02: Taxfilers and dependents by age groups and census family type, 2015
- F-03: Census families by age of older partner or parent and number of children, 2015
- F-04: Distribution of total income by census family type and age of older partner, parent or individual, 2015
- F-05: Census families by total income, family type and number of children, 2015
- F-06: Sources of income by Census family type, 2015
- F-07: Economic dependency profile of couple families, 2015
- F-08: Economic dependency profile of lone-parent families and persons not in census families, 2015
- F-09: Labour income profile of couple families, 2015
- F-10: Labour income profile of lone-parent families and persons not in Census families, 2015
- F-13: Single-earner and dual-earner Census families by number of children, 2015
- F-14: Couple families by percentage of wife's contribution to couple’s employment income and by number of children, 2015
- F-15: Census families with children by age of children and children by age groups, 2015
- F-17: Before-tax low income status (based on census family low income measures, LIMs) by family type and family composition, 2015
- F-18: After-tax low income status (based on census family low income measures, LIMs) by family type and family composition, 2015
- I-1: Taxfilers and dependents, summary table, income and demographics of individuals, 2015
- I-2: Taxfilers and dependents by sex, marital status and age groups, 2015
- I-3: Taxfilers and dependents by single years of age, 2015
- I-4: Taxfilers and dependents with income by source of income, 2015
- I-5: Taxfilers and dependents with income by total income, sex and age groups, 2015
- S-1: Senior census families by family type and age of older partner, parent or individual, 2015
- S-2: Taxfilers and dependents in senior census families by family type, sex and age groups, 2015
- S-3: Sources of income of senior couple families by age of older partner, 2015
- S-4: Sources of income of senior lone-parent families and senior persons not in census families by age of parent or individual, 2015
- S-5: Taxfilers and dependents, seniors with income by source of income and age groups, 2015
- Canadian Capital Gains, 2015
- Charitable Donations, 2015
- Canadian Investors, 2015
- Canadian Investment Income, 2015
- Canadian Savers, 2015
- Canadian Taxfilers, 2015
- RRSP Contributors, 2015
- RRSP Contribution Limits (Room), 2015
- Canadian business counts, establishment and location counts, employment size and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), June 2017
Upcoming data releases
Keep an eye out in September/November for the Labour Force Survey (2016), Calculated Financial Assets (2016) tables, Canadian Community Health Survey (2016), Credit Report Characteristics (2016), and the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (2016).
Look at Schedule B for a list of products that the CDP intends to acquire this program year.
Released 2016 Census topics to date
- Population and dwelling counts (Feb 8)
- Age and sex (May 3)
- Type of dwelling (May 3)
- Census of Agriculture (May 10)
- Families, households and marital status and Languages (Aug 2)
- Income (Sept 13)
- Next: Immigration and ethnocultural diversity, Housing, and Aboriginal Peoples (Oct 25)
CCHS PUMF - How to extract an IVT data file
Want to extract data from the CCHS PUMF table but don't know how? Watch this video and learn how to do it!
You can download the latest CCHS PUMF table here: CCHS - PUMF-FMGD - Annual Component, 2014 and 2013-2014 - Health indicator profile, annual and two-year period estimates, by age group and sex, Canada, provinces, territories, health regions.
In the coming weeks, the Community Data Program will be hosting two webinars.
Dr. Gillian Kerr and Wojtek Bak from LogicalOutcomes will present a webinar on Social Data: OCASI’s New Service Information System on October 5th, 2017 at 1:30pm - 3pm ET.
This webinar will tackle some important questions; how public data sets be used at a smaller scale by community organizations? How can community data help agencies improve and demonstrate their impact? Hear from Dr. Gillian Kerr on an exciting new project that is creating a shared information platform to support evaluation and learning among community agencies.
This webinar is open to Community Data Program members. Click here to go to our event page.
On October 11th, 2017 at 1:30pm - 3pm ET, there will be a CDP Orientation webinar providing an overview of the Community Data Program, Data Consortia and Member Organizations. This webinar will discuss the types of data available in the catalogue and how to navigate the CDP catalogue to select and download data. Learn how to use the software Beyond 20/20 for viewing and organizing large sets of data.
As a refresher, you can watch a recording of an excellent orientation on the CDP catalogue and Beyond 20/20 by the City of Calgary's Jasmine Ing.
Click here to register for the CDP Orientation.
Back to Table of Contents --> Community Snapshots
GEMS (Geographic and Effective Measures Services)
Geographic and Effective Measures Services, the Community Information and Mapping System, and Effective Measures are initiatives of the Social Planning Council of Ottawa.
Whether you want a profile of your neighbourhood, a wall map for a community meeting or a set of custom maps using your own data, the mapping services in GEMS offer a range of options. Maps can be available on-line on our website or yours, in printable form or as confidential interactive files on your own IT system.Mapping your own data
- See data from organizations such as Statistics Canada and Industry Canada as on-line maps or as a profile for your catchment area.
- Maps showing custom information such as agency service statistics or survey responses are a powerful tool to improve understanding and planning.
- Get wall maps for community meetings in a choice of styles. Meeting participants can add information which matters to them – such as areas with poor lighting or the location of fruit trees.
- Rural Community Vitality and Seniors – Western Ontario
- Healthy Kids Community Challenge (Ottawa)
- OCYI Playgrounds Program, 2014: Helping Children Get the Best Possible Start in Life
- Ottawa Neighbourhoods Social Capital Forum
- Improving Access to Healthy Food for Children and Youth
- Improving Success at School Through Critical Hours Programming
- Growing Up Great: Report Cards
We would like to know what your organization is doing with CDP data! You can use this template to create a Community Snapshot or simply send us an email with the information. All the Community Snapshots are available on the Community Reporting Resources page.
Back to Table of Contents --> News from our friends and partners State of the North
Northern Policy Institute's State of the North is an annual conference that brings together policy experts and community leaders to explore the state of Northern Ontario from economic, social and environmental perspective.
This year's theme: Responding to Northern Ontario's Demographic Shift
The conference will be held on September 27th and 28th, 2017 in Timmins, Ontario.
Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Report Release
On Thursday, September 7, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking released their mandatory report. The report includes over 20 recommendations to facilitate the sharing of data across agencies and the evaluation of federal programs.
The report includes recommendations on:
- How the Federal government can provide the infrastructure for secure access to data.
- The mechanisms to improve privacy protections and transparency about the uses of data for evidence building.
- The institutional capacity to support evidence building.
Getting to know Canada's nonprofit sector: why we need better data
CCSD is involved in a working group on Sector-Wide Data. This group aims to improve the availability and accessibility of data in the charitable and nonprofit sector (meet the working group).
The working group’s mandate is to:
- Map out currently available federal data resources for the charitable and nonprofit sector and identify data gaps
- Develop policy recommendations on what the federal government can do to address the gaps in data
The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) is an organization that promotes and strengthens the nonprofit and voluntary sector by developing and sharing resources and knowledge, building connections, leading collaborative work, and giving voice to critical issues affecting the sector.
The Government of Canada initiative on Measuring Poverty Reduction wants to work together to reduce poverty in Canada. In support of this, the CDP team has prepared an indicator review document!
The incorporation of indicators of social impacts into composite social indices has been the subject of considerable effort in North America since the late 1960s. Over the past decade, literally hundreds of indices have been developed to measure social change at international, national, and local scales by governments, institutes, non-profit organizations, and others. Most indices are not linked to natural resource or land use, but some include environmental variables.
The following compendium presents short profiles of two dozen indicator-based social development indicator models currently in use in Canada. Each profile includes a summary description, illustrates the indicators employed, identifies data sources and provides a link to the initiative. The compendium also includes a review of measures of poverty by province.
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