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Census Update From Peggy Taillon

Dear Friends,

We hope you are all well. We wanted to provide you with an update on  the “Save the Census” Campaign AND we Still Need YOUR Help!!!

SAAD DATA corrections

All CSDS data users please note the following issues with the SAAD data received to date:

I have received word from the Small Area Administrative Data Division that an issue with the Census Division of Halton was identified late into our 2008 certification process. Currently the systems divides this CD into two parts and does not produce totals for the overall CD. For 2008, this issue may have an impact on the suppressions routines for thefollowing neighbouring CDs:.

Hamilton - You can't set good policy without good census data, say local leaders

The Hamilton Social Planning and Research Council, CSDS member, led a Save the Census campaign event yesterday. 

About one third of the 50+ participants were city staff and told me they were really heartened to see so many people cared about the data and planning work they do. There was a lot of motivation at the meeting  to do more to push this issue with the government. HSPRC will be also be meeting with Conservative MP David Sweet next week.

The event was also covered in the Hamilton Spectator:You can't set good policy without good census data, say local leaders.  Tom Cooper of the Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction could not have said it better:

Capacity WG Meet

The Capacity WG will meet to discuss work on the Catalog.  Sara Mayo from SPC Hamilton, the Lead of this WG will host the call.

Sharing Results WG Meeting

Conference call meeting of the Sharing Results WG.  Ted Hilderbrandt from Community Development Halton, the lead of this WG, will host the call.