On October 27, 2020, Statistics Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announced a collaboration to "better leverage the power of timely, trusted, and reliable data to empower communities and enriching the daily lives of Canadians." Municipalities in Canada provide many of the critical services Canadians need to live, work and play. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical need for all levels of government to work more closely together to ensure data about local economic conditions, socioeconomic and health impacts, and other key indicators are being responsibly used to address the needs of diverse communities – from large, urbanized cities to smaller, rural or agricultural centres. Thanks to the strong foundation and relationships both organizations have with municipalities all across Canada, Statistics Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities will continue to look for new ways to generate real results for Canadians, and build on collaborations such as the Canadian Housing Survey and Core Public Infrastructure Survey. Click here to read the full announcement.