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Canada's population has grown 1.2% during the year 2015/2016

According to preliminary estimates, Canada's population was 36,286,425 on July 1, 2016, an increase of 437,815 or 1.2% during the year 2015/2016. In absolute numbers, such an increase had not been recorded since 1988/1989 (+485,034)!

Some more highlights for 2015/2016:

New Fillable DIY Infographics

We have new fillable PDF templates for creating customized Community Infographics! These of DIY Community Infographic templates are designed by the CCSD and offer CDP members an easy-to-use tool to report on a number of important social development themes.

Statistics Canada's Finding Education Data Webinar

Register for a free webinar from Statistics Canada on Finding Education Data, in English and French! Learn useful tips on how to access education data on Statistics Canada's website. Limited spaces available so register early!

Our 32nd consortium: Columbia Basin-Boundary!

The Columbia Basin-Boundary Community Data Consortium is CCSD’s 32nd to be established within the CDP. Located in southeast British Columbia, this consortium is led by Selkirk College through its Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute.

Census response rate is 98 per cent, early calculations show

The Globe and Mail reports that Statistics Canada have early indications that the overall census response rate is 98% and about 96% for the long-form census. This is “probably the most successful census since 1666,” said chief statistician Wayne Smith.

Updates to ENVISION

ENVISION5 is the latest released version of ENVISION, with changes to its interface. ENVISION5 has been enhanced with increased functionality, providing more advanced mapping, reporting and display features.

The Annual Meeting was a great success!

The Annual Meeting was held on May 26th and 27th in Banff, AB and was a great success! We had one and a half days of very engaged discussion and extremely helpful feedback on the program.

Our annual meeting is coming up!

We are excited for our upcoming annual meeting!  For a day and a half starting Thursday May 26th, we will be meeting in Banff, Alberta with twenty of our consortium leads (plus more via webinar) to plan out the upcoming program year!

Our 31st data consortium!

Led by the United Way Perth-Huron (operating as the Social Research and Planning Council), the Perth-Huron Community Data Consortium is CCSD’s 31st consortium to be established within the CDP.

Announcing our 30th data consortium!

Led by the Northern Policy Institute (NPI), the (Rest of) Northern Ontario Community Data Consortium is CCSD’s 30th consortium to be established within the CDP.

Guide to Using Community Data 3.1, Part 2: Microsoft Excel

In this Guide, we explain some basics of Microsoft Excel. The concepts covered are relatively simple to understand, but easy to overlook as a typical user. They will allow you to use Excel more efficiently for any purpose.