Using Census Data to Advance Your Non-Profit

Is your non-profit organization looking to enhance its ability to make better-informed decisions?

Curious about how to take advantage of Statistics Canada Census data to help you do this?

PolicyWise for Children & Families is partnering with Statistics Canada to present a two-part training series for non-profit organizations on developing the use of Census data to enhance information gathering and decision making.

Sessions will take place on Wednesday, May 24 and Monday, June 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT.

Attend both sessions, and you will be given a certificate of completion.

Space is limited to 30 participants.

Over the two sessions, you will learn about:

  • Census Methodology and Access – Exploring Statistics Canada’s methodology, navigating their website, and completing a case study on how to use Census data.
  • Geography and ConfidentialityDiscovering the different levels of geography available in the Census, from provinces and territories to a single city, and handling data confidentiality.
  • Census Concepts and VariablesUnderstanding Census data concepts, variables, reference materials, and how to access tables and data profiles.
  • Data Products and AnalysisIntroducing Statistics Canada’s multi-variable cross-tabulations available on Statistics Canada’s website and the Beyond 20/20 data browser to view and manipulate data tables.

Time will be given to cover topics relevant to your non-profit’s interests and data needs.

You will also put what you learned into practice through collaborative exercises using Census data to make informed, evidence-based decisions.

This training series is part of PolicyWise’s Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy, supported by the Alberta Nonprofit Network and jointly funded by PolicyWise, the Government of Alberta, and the Edmonton Community Foundation.

Learn more about the Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy on our website.