Breaking the Cycle
Marvyn Novick and Peter Clutterbuck discuss the importance of breaking the cycle of poverty -- Only on Cogeco Cable
Thank you Ted from Halton!
Status of Women Committee tabled its report “Changing the Long-Form Census – Its Impact on Women’s Equality in Canada.” The report calls on the Government of Canada to reinstate the mandatory census, as well as, questions on unpaid work. Here is a link to a PDF copy in the event the Feds change their URLs.
Thank you Veronique from Peel!
The ever so wonderful Sara Mayo, From Social Planning and Research Council Hamilton, with the help of a student has created the following list of local scale data in the Consortium Member's catalog.
Here’s a first draft of a list of all “local” data available for geographies across the county, which might be useful for recruiting new members to the consortium. The list includes 147 files: 107 at the CSD level, 39 CT and 4 DA.
I came up with this list from searching the catalog and I have a student who is now going through and doing a few checks, to make sure the catalog description is correct and we do have that data for the specified geography across the country.
The way the data works is we either have only member-specific data or we have all of Canada. Provinces with member consortia do not have any more data (outside of the member-specific list) than provinces without a consortium.
Here is a preliminary copy of the requested Community Data Catalogue, containing information on approximately 30 selected data sources.
Note that Statistics Canada collects data from over 300 active surveys. The sample sizes and target populations differ for each one of them. Many of these surveys are designed for national and provincial level estimates and are not designed for lower levels of geography. We may be able to produce sub provincial data on an ad hoc basis, depending on sample size and our assessment of data quality.
If you have a data request from a specific survey, we can inquire on a case by case basis to determine the level of geography available.
It is finally here, the Federal Government Open Data portal. The license is not bad, not much community data but some, our friends at CIC have a number of potentially useful datasets. Would be great is some of you could dig through and share your thoughts.
Browse for datasets by department, subject, or file format; or browse the collection of Geospatial data.