Webinar Events



Webinar Series

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The Community Data Program webinar series fall under one of the following four themes. Webinars range from 60 to 90 minutes and can host up to 100 participants! Check this page for upcoming events, recordings and presentations from past events. 


Program Orientation

Learn how to use the CDP catalogue and Beyond 20/20 software


CDP Product Profiles

Get insight into CDP data products, including product methodology, examples of use, and limitations of use


Transforming Data into Intelligence

Make use of analytical tools, data visualization, and infographics


Data Parties

Expand your knowledge with live workshops led by a local consortium demonstrating the use of the CDP to access data on a particular topic


Upcoming Webinars 

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Using Social Data in Community Evaluation: OCASI’s New Service Information System

Information from public datasets available through Statistics Canada and other providers are useful for tracking social indicators at a large scale like provinces or major cities, but how can they be used at a smaller scale by community organizations? How can community data help agencies improve and demonstrate their impact? Join us on October 5th, 2017, to 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.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1:30pm-3pm EST


Presenter: Dr. Gillian Kerr, an organizational psychologist who has been leading evaluations and policy reviews for decades, is working with CCSD to create a community data portal, a key component of a new shared Service Information System (SIS) being developed to serve the needs of 200 agencies serving immigrants and refugees in Canada. The initiative is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration in a partnership grant between the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) and LogicalOutcomes.  


Register here.

Census Follow-up from Statistics Canada

The Community Data Program Team is coordinating a follow-up to last year's Community Data Canada Roundtable 2016: Updates to the Census 2016. Stay tuned!


A webinar is an effective tool for sharing knowledge and having data discussions - not only is it convenient, you can engage with your audience and have real-time conversations with people all over the country! Want to host a webinar? Send an email to information@communitydata.ca


Past Webinars

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GIS Webinar - Looking at implementation and use of GIS in a small-medium sized public health agency

In this webinar, we discuss software/platform selection, resource and staffing challenges, cartographic and data quality challenges [understanding precision vs. accuracy; error propagation; unintentional misrepresentation of data] and some possible solutions.

Date and Time: Thursday, June 26, 2017 at 2-3:30pm EST


Presenter: Marc Lefebvre, Sudbury District Health Unit



Online participants: 40

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Community Data Program - Annual General Meeting 2017

On May 25-26, 2017, the CDP leads came together for a conference style meeting. This year's meeting was hosted by the Kingston Data Consortium in Kingston, Ontario


Date and Time: Thursday, May 27 to Friday, May 26



  • The Community Data Program Team
  • Data Consortium Leads: list


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Data Visualization

Boring bar graphs getting you down? Looking for a way to bring your data to life? Well, it’s time to put your pie charts in the oven and turn up the heat! Auburn Larose and Amy Estill from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health have cooked up a data visualization webinar.

The webinar will help you understand the basics of data visualization, learn skills and collect tools to create effective visualizations, and find creative inspiration for your visuals. 


Date and Time: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 1-3pm EST



  • Amy Estill, Health Promotion Specialist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
  • Auburn Larose, Health Promotion Specialist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health


Video: Data Visualization Webinar

Online participants: 100

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Taxfiler (T1FF) Data

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.


François Pagé, Section Chief of the Income Statistics Division presented the webinar for over 150 participants. The presentation covered the T1 Family File mandate, who makes up the T1FF population, methodology, geography, typical T1FF usage and how to get data.


Date and Time: 

  • Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 1:30 pm EST
  • Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 1:30 pm EST

Presenter: François Pagé, Section Chief, Income Statistics Division



Online participants: 96 (on Jan 18th), 34 (on Feb 1st)

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Indigenous populations in Calgary and Alberta: data sources and resources

How can we use data to better understand Indigenous populations in Calgary and Alberta? In this webinar, The City of Calgary will present an overview of data from a variety of sources including Statistics Canada and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Following the overview, participants will have a chance to find data and complete simple analysis through hands-on exercises. Although this webinar is focused on data for Calgary and Alberta, most of the information presented will also be applicable to other municipalities and provinces.


Date and Time: Tuesday, Sept 20th at 1:00-3:00 pm MST


Presenter: Emily McGirr, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, City of Calgary



Video: Indigenous Workshop

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Orientation: Using the CDP catalogue and Beyond 20/20

The Community Data Program (CDP) will be giving a webinar-based orientation with an overview of the Community Data Program, Data Consortia and Member Organizations. This webiner will dicuss 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. Follow along and review example data sets.


Date and Time: Tuesday, August 16th at 9:30-11:30 am EST


Presenter: Michael Ditor, Senior Analyst, Community Data Program



Video: Jasmine Ing's Orientation to the CDP Catalogue and Beyond 20/20

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Community Data Canada Roundtable 2016: Updates to the Census 2016

Community Data Canada hosts an annual Roundtable (virtual webinar) so that Canadian governments and community organisations can collaborate in support of improved access to and use of small area data for decision making. Visit the Community Data Canada website to learn more.    

Canada’s next census will take place in May 2016. The Government of Canada has asked Statistics Canada to reinstate the mandatory long-form census. As a result, the long-form census, formerly called the National Household Survey, will be collected on a mandatory basis for the 2016 cycle. One in four households will receive the long-form questionnaire, which contains the 10 questions from the short-form questionnaire plus additional questions on topics such as education, ethnicity, mobility, labour market activities and employment. 

Census information is important for all communities and is vital for planning services such as schools, daycare, family services, housing, police services, fire protection, roads, public transportation and skills training for employment. It is also the primary source of reliable demographic data for specific groups such as lone-parent families, seniors and language groups. 


Date and Time:

  • Tuesday, May 3 at 2:00-3:30 pm EST
  • Monday, May 16 at 2:00-3:30 pm EST


  • Joe Kresovic, Director of Census Operations Division at Statistics Canada
  • Dr. Margaret Michalowski, Head of Census Subject Matter Secretariat (CSMS) of Statistics Canada


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Adobe Connect Checklist

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  1. Verify Flash software, connection, speed, and add-ins using the Adobe diagnostic test 
  2. Turn off any virus scanning software or any firewalls that may block Adobe Connect
  3. If possible, hardwire network connection with an Ethernet cable instead of WiFi
  4. Check the microphone, speakers and local display
  5. Make sure computer is plugged into power
  6. Close all unused applications