Celebrating the Census

This was the second event of the series The Canadian Census: Why Counting Matters for Research, Citizenship, and Democracy organized by the CPD, the Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC).

Details on the event

Moderator and Panelists

Event Photos

Event Videos

The Census in the News

U.S. Census

Articles

Event Co-Sponsors


Celebrating the Census: Why Counting Matters for Canada's Future

Starting on May 2, 2016, Statistics Canada will launch Canada's 27th census including the return of the mandatory long-form census. In this celebratory event, a panel discussion will explore multiple perspectives on why the census is vitally important to Canada. 

Date
Friday, April 29, 2016
3-5pm, reception to follow.

Location
Moyse Hall, (Arts Building)
McGill University
853 Sherbrooke Street,
Montreal, H3A 0G5

Directions
Map
Metro: McGill station. Exit McGill College and walk north, through the Roddick Gates on Sherbrooke street, to the main doors of the Arts Building
Bus: 24, 80, 107, 144

Host and organizer
Centre on Population Dynamics

Moderator

Professor Céline Le Bourdais Centre on Population Dynamics McGill UniversityCéline Le Bourdais, Professor and Department Chair,
Department of Sociology, McGill University and;
Canada Research Chair in Social Statistics and Family Change

 

Panelists

The Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social DevelopmentThe Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

 


Sébastien Breau, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Centre on Population Dynamics, McGill UniversitySébastien Breau
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
McGill University


Miles Corak, Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of OttawaMiles Corak
Professor
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Ottawa


Ian Culbert, Executive Director, Canadian Public Health Association/Association canadienne de santé publiqueIan Culbert
Executive Director
Canadian Public Health Association/Association canadienne de santé publique

 

Ariane Krol,Columnist, La PresseAriane Krol
Editorialist
La Presse

 

Mary Jo Hoeksema, Director, Director, Government and Public Affairs (GPAC), Population Association of AmericaMary Jo Hoeksema
Director, Government and Public Affairs (GPAC)
Population Association of America
Co-Director, The Census Project


Event Photos

Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) discussing the history of the census and its importance to governance
Minister Jean-Yves Duclos presenting on the history of the census and its importance to governance.

Event Videos

Shelley Clark, Director, Centre on Population Dynamics with Benoit Dostie, Academic Director, Québec Inter-university Centre on Social Statistics, introduce Celebrating the Census event.

His Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Miles Corak, Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Ian Culbert, Executive Director, Canadian Public Health Association

Sébastien Breau, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, McGill University

Ariane Krol, Editorialist, La Presse

Mary Jo Hoeksema, Director, Government and Public Affairs (GPAC), Population Association of America and Co-Director, The Census Project

Question and answer period moderated by Céline Le Bourdais, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Sociology, McGill University and Canada Research Chair in Social Statistics and Family Change

 


The Census in the News

August 30, 2016. Le devoir. Le meilleur taux de réponse au recensement enregistré depuis 1666

August 29, 2016. La presse. Taux de réponse record au recensement

August 29, 2016. CBC. Statistics Canada celebrates 'best census since 1666'

August 29, 2016. Statistics Canada. Thank-you message from the Chief Statistician of Canada.

July 23, 2016. Global News. Census 2016 completion rate at 98 per cent, early results suggest.

July 21, 2016. The Globe and Mail. Census response rate is 98 per cent, early calculations show.

June 17, 2016. National Post. StatsCan is having more trouble getting Albertans to fill out their census than any other province.

May 23, 2016. Huffington Post Canada. Myths about the Canadian Census debunked.

May 10, 2016. CBC. Census excitement obscures questions about its future: Mandatory long form is back for census day, but is it here to stay?

May 9, 2016. The Globe and Mail. It’s as Canadian as... the long-form census.

May 6, 2016. Le Devoir. Le «troisième sexe» brille par son absence.

May 4, 2016. The Toronto Star. Welcome back, long-form census: Editorial.

May 4, 2016. Metro news. Canada's long-form census is back and cooler than ever.

May 3, 2016. Montreal Gazette. Here's how non-binary folks can skip the gender question on the Canadian Census.

May 3, 2016. La Presse. Statistique Canada dépassé par la popularité du recensement.

May 3, 2015. Huffington Post. Canada's Census Is Back.

May 3, 2016. CBC News. Canada's 'enthusiasm' for census brings down StatsCan website.

May 3, 2016. Montreal Gazette. Editorial: Return of mandatory long-form census is welcome.

May 3, 2016. The Globe and Mail. How big of a census nerd are you? Try our quiz.

May 2, 2016. Le Devoir. Retour du questionnaire long dès lundi.

April 3rd, 2016. CBC Sunday edition with Michael Enright. Interview with Statistics Canada, Chief Statistician Wayne Smith.

April 18th, 2016. Article by l'Actualité Un pays, ça se compte ! featuring McGill researcher Richard Shearmur and Université de Montréal demographer Lisa Dillon, as well as several other municipal and NGO respresentatives.

January 7, 2016. La Presse. Formulaire de recensement: Statistique Canada avait prévu les changements.

November 3, 2015. La Presse. Recensement : le questionnaire long de retour.

November 5, 2015. Le Journal de Montréal. Le formulaire long du recensement sera à nouveau obligatoire à compter de 2016.

November 5, 2015. Le Devoir. Le formulaire long du recensement est rétabli.

November 5, 2015. National Post. The mandatory long-form census is back in time for 2016, new minister vows ‘accurate and reliable data’.

November 5, 2015. The Globe and Mail. Clement says he won’t criticize Liberal move to reinstate long-form census.

November 5, 2015. The Globe and Mail editorial. Restoring the long-form census is a good start, but more data needed.

The U.S. Census

For more on the current debate in the U.S. over the funding of Census 2020 and the American Community Survey. See the Census Project. (Press Releases)
The Census Project Blog. The Case for a Mandatory ACS: Count on Americans to Get It Right

Previous Articles

Urban Geography. Volume 31, Issue 8, 2010. Editorial—A World Without Data? The Unintended Consequences of Fashion in Geography. Richard Shearmur, McGill University.


Event Co-sponsors

This event was generously co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, and the School of Social Work, McGill University, as well as (click on the logo to link to organization website):

Centre on Population Dynamics, McGill University Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC), McGill University          Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations / Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO) Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ) Dean of Arts Development Fund, McGill University Laboratoire d’études de la population, Centre Urbanisation Culture Société, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS) / Centre interuniversitaire québécois de statistiques sociales (CIQSS)  McGill Institute for the Study of Canada / Institut d'études canadiennes de McGill (MISC) Research Group on Human Capital, School of Management, Université du Québec à Montréal / Groupe de recherche sur le capital humain, École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG UQAM)/