Every year, The City conducts a census to get an official count of the population and dwelling units. Information will also be collected on ownership, school support and number of pre-school children.
Your participation in the Civic Census is essential and will only take a couple of minutes.
All census information you provide is confidential and covered by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act – census results are reported on a community basis so that each dwelling is unidentifiable.
If you’re not home when the census taker comes to your house, they’ll leave a notice asking you to call them to complete the Census.
Census data is important for City decision making on population-based services, such as police services, fire services, transportation services and planning, roads services, recreation programming and community planning.
Census information is used by:
- The Province to determine municipal per capita (population) grants, which support areas such as police and libraries.
- City business units to make decisions about public services, such as transportation, roads, transit, fire protection, police services and recreation.
- School Boards for enrollment predictions, future schools, transportation needs, etc.