Call for Proposals: Spring Community Indicators Symposium Winnipeg, MB - Canada June 12 & 13, 2017
Based on data from the 2014 General Social Survey, this is the first Statistics Canada study that examines the characteristics associated with being a victim of cyberbullying or cyberstalking and various indicators of trust, personal behaviour and mental health.
The notes from the last Training and Capacity Building Working Group meeting have been posted to the site. See below to read the notes, or visit the TCBWG page for more information: http://communitydata.ca/tcbwg
On December 7, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, tabled a bill that proposes to reinforce Statistics Canada's in
From May to November 2016, Global Affairs Canada held open consultations with the public to help shape an new international assistance policy. Here are some highlights (points that repeatedly came up) from the consultation events and written submissions:
The increase in federal health transfers to the provinces will be held to 3% this year instead of 6% - a cost-saving measure the government is keeping as negotiations for another health-care accord go on.
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.
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.
The Government of Canada tabled its Fall Economic Statement, which proposed:
The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) launched its 3rd national report: How are Canadians really doing? The report compared eight domains of wellbeing from 1994 to 2014 and found a massive gap betwee
Using data from the 2006 Census of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey, transitions from wage and salary employment to self-employment were examined among new mothers.
In 2012, there are about 22,000 caregivers in B.C. that are over the age of 60 and looking after children 20 and older with a disability.
To be considered part of the top 1% in 2014, a taxfiler must have earned a total income of at least $227,100. Over 268,500 Canadians were in this high-income group.
Recently, the Federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers have reached an agreement this year to expand the Canadian Pension Plan and address the shortfall
The 2016 Census Dissemination Project has released of the first set of 2016 Census geography products. Included are:
Data visualisation – the visual representation of data in charts and graphs – has grown in popularity as an effective form of communication between media outlets and research organisations to the general public.
The 2016 Toronto Vital Signs Report has found that Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada, with 28.6 per cent of children living in low-income households. Toronto tops the list above Montreal at 25%, Winnipeg at 24% and all other urban area
Ask yourself this question: how can Canada create more jobs and help the middle class economy grow? There are four main themes to consider:
Join the fun and attend the Partnering to Hack Homelessness (P2H²) Hackathon in Ottawa! The event runs on Friday, Nov 18 to Sunday, Nov 20. Attendance is open to everyone of all ages and backgrounds.
The Community Data Program is a growing national network of over 30 community data consortia - members include more than 50 municipalities and 2000+ users!
International Inuit Day is November 7! In total, approximately 155,000 Inuit live across Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Russia.
In the 2016 Ontario Budget, the creation of a Basic Income Pilot Project was announced, to test a new approach to reducing poverty in a sustainable way. The pilot project will test a growing view that a basic income co
Nonprofit organizations, governments and foundations are increasingly dependent on digital data to inform their strategies, monitor their progress, manage their operations, and pursue their missions.
Google believes technology can make a better world, faster. The Google.org Impact Challenge supports Canadian nonprofit innovators using technology to tackle the world's biggest social challenges.
The Innovative Solutions to Homelessness funding stream supports the development of innovative approaches to reducing homelessness.