***(La version française suit la version anglaise)***
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am pleased to inform you that the census and the new National Household Survey (NHS) will take place starting in May 2011. I am writing to seek your support in our campaign to promote awareness of these activities and to encourage the participation of all residents of Canada.
Census information is important for all communities and is vital for planning services such as schools, daycare, police services and fire protection. The NHS is needed to plan family services, housing, roads and public transportation, and skills training for employment.
Since these surveys are an essential source of information about Canada and the people who live here, they must be complete and accurate. It is therefore imperative that everyone complete and return their questionnaires.