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 Non-Profit 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 Non-Profit Data Strategy on our website.