Who’s a Member?
Membership in a consortium can include municipal governments, Social Planning Councils, United Ways, Community Foundations, library, school and police boards, public health/regional health authorities, community health centres, non-profit housing corporations, economic development agencies, and a variety of other community and public sector agencies “focused on the implementation of a public service goal”. Employees of these organizations register with the program as individual users. Individual users have direct access to the site and contact with the CDP team.
What do Member Organizations get?
Access to Data
Half the challenge is finding the data you need - CDP takes care of the hard part. Members benefit from direct access to hundreds of relevant and credible community data products capturing trends and conditions related to dozens of topics at the smallest geographies available across the country. The entire CDP data repository is available from a members-only online catalogue. The program has built a unique compendium of over 1200 data products from 20 public and private sector data providers offering data at municipal and neighbourhood geographies.
Training & Capacity Building
Data can be intimidating. That’s why CDP’s services are designed for members with a range of skills and knowledge, from power data users to data novices. Services include customized training, email and phone support, access to web-based data access and analysis tools, and webinars connecting members to a Canada-wide network of like-minded community data users. The CDP team is committed to building the capacity of members to access and use data to tell their stories and make evidence-backed decisions.
The CDP connects a growing and dynamic network of over 2,000 individuals, working in over 375 municipal and community sector organizations across the country. An annual meeting, newsletters, community data stories, and live and recorded webinar events all contribute to raising awareness about evidence-based social development.
- See the value-added of the Community Data Program.
- Community Data Program Primer
- Community Data Program Presentation
Register as an individual user
If you are already part of a Data Consortium but have not signed up for access to communitydata.ca, you can register as a user.
You will receive an email within one business day confirming that your account has been activated.*
At this point, you can log in to communitydata.ca with the username and password that you provided in the registration form.
For help signing up or logging in, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond within one business day.
*If you have not been pre-approved by your Consortium Lead, we will get in touch with you and your Lead to confirm your status.
Join an existing Data Consortium as a Member Organization
If a Consortium already exists in your community, your organization can join them as a Member.
To be eligible, your organization must:
- Not be a for-profit organization; and
- Have a local mandate.
Joining a consortium costs each organization an annual $150 Membership Fee payable to the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet). The local consortium lead organization may require an additional contribution beyond this mandatory membership fee. Each member organization is permitted an unlimited number of registered individual users.
Establish a new data consortium
Want to establish a data consortium for your community? Let us know at email@example.com.