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We are pleased to share the 2018 Ottawa Community Wellbeing Report, which was prepared with information from the Community Data Program.
Statistics Canada is delighted that James Tebrake, Director General, from the Macroeconomic Accounts Branch will be presenting a free online learning session on:
The current federal labour standards were established in the 1960s and have not been changed since. Now that there is significant economic and techonological changes affecting work today, these standards need to be updated!
From the EconoUs website: What is EconoUs? EconoUs2018 builds on the long history of successful national conferences organized by the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) and p
The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, a learning resournce on Indigenous lands, languange and culture in Canada was finally lauched after 2 years of community input and research.
Notes from the last Data Purchase and Access Working Group meeting is now up! The agenda from this meeting:
From the Backgrounder: Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy
Statistics Canada continues to make its data more accessible and dynamic with the launch of Food Stats, a comprehensive one-stop shop for statistical information on food.
OECD released this report called Divided Cities, Understanding Intra-urban Inequalities, providing an "assessment of spatial inequalities and segregation in cities and metropolitan areas from multiple perspectives.
Last week was the Community Data Program’s Annual Meeting, hosted by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health in Guelph, Ontario.
A new study looks at measurements of happiness in Canadian communities and finds that the old saying is true: money isn’t everything.
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, a CDP Member Organization, is carrying out the Fort McMurray region’s first official population count since the mass evacuation during the May 2016 wildfire.
Montreal-based Powered by Data is sharing their new project on administrative data sharing.
The Community Data Project's Annual Report for the year ending March 31, 2018 is now available.
Statistics Canada is hosting a “Chat with an Expert” session- Gross domestic product by industry: Provinces and territories, 2017.   From Statistics Canada:
The next T1FF webinar will be held on May 8. This webinar series is intended to help you understand basic (standard) taxfiler tables and learn how to better use them.  
Are you in the Ottawa area and want to learn more about how community data is used in the non-profit sector? Take advantage of a special discount for the 7th annual Leveraging Our Strengths Conference.
In 2018, Statistics Canada changed how the Census Family Low Income Measure was calculated. Two new papers explain the use of the Low Income Measure from the T1 Family File.
Many were excited when Sidewalk Labs (the urban innovation branch of Google’s Alphabet) won a competition to develop Toronto’s Quayside neighbourhood, promising to integrate data and urban design.
Accessibility Ontario has a great initiative with two webinars next month:
We are keeping the CDP User Survey open a bit longer.  
Why get involved? Action plans help set commitments and define how we will make progress for a two-year period.  Examples of commitments from previous plans:
From the Community Indicators Consortium in the US, an interesting webinar on how Essex County (Massachusetts) tracks their quality of life indicators.
From Statistics Canada: Statistics Canada is offering a new workshop based on the 2016 Census in Toronto and Ottawa this March!  How to Use Census Data (1 Day)
CDP members will want to check out the latest SPAR Monitor, newsletter sent out by the Social Policy Analysis & Research unit of the Social Development, Finance and Administration division at the City of Toronto.