The Transform the Sector conference held last Thursday February 23rd in Toronto offered great exchanges on how to advance the social sector's impact through use of data. CCSD's Katherine Scott and Michael Ditor attended the conference, running into CDP representatives from Halton, Red Deer, Simcoe, Sudbury and York (the group selfie isn't worth posting).
Canadian business patterns data provide counts of active establishments by industry classification and employment size categories. The data are compiled from the Business Register, which is a repository of information on the Canadian business population.
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Research shows that rising income inequality can give way to populist and protectionist movements and result in political uncertainty. Brexit and the results of the US election are clear manifestations of these dynamics at play.
There were about 3.4 million girls aged 17 and under in Canada on July 1, 2016, accounting for about one-fifth of Canada's female population. Statistics Canada releases a new chapter, "The Girl Child," from the publication Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report.
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. See below for last meeting's notes or visit the DPAWG page for more notes and information: http://communitydata.ca/dpawg