The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association is reminding all eligible Saskatchewan residents to complete the 2016 long-form census to help shape the future of their communities and the services they rely on.
Local decision makers rely on the data collected through the census to make informed decisions that affect the lives of everyone who lives in their communities.
YOU COUNT so be COUNTED!
Help us spread awareness of how important it is to complete the 2016 Census!
This hub includes a variety of resources on the 2016 Census including:
What is the census?
Who uses census data?
How is census data used?
How your community benefits from the 2016 Census
Additional census information
Tools for urban municipalities to Amplify Our Voice
Letter to the Editor
Statistics Canada conducts a census every five years. The next census will take place in May 2016. Every household in Canada is included, as well as Canadians and their families who are working abroad for the federal and provincial governments, Canadian embassies, or the Canadian Armed Forces. All residents of Canada are legally required to complete either the short- or long-form census questionnaire, according to the Statistics Act.
All orders of government, businesses, and various social service organizations and ethno-cultural organizations use information collected by the census. The census data is available to decision-makers as a basis for setting policies in various fields: education, health, welfare, dealing with various levels in the population, housing and development, transportation, and other services.
The census is designed to provide information about people in Canada based on their demographic, social and economic characteristics, and is the primary source of reliable demographic data for specific groups such as lone-parent families, seniors, new Canadians, and language groups.
Census information is vital as it is used in the administration of government programs and in planning pensions, healthcare, employment programs, new schools, public transit, hospitals, daycare centres, and recreation facilities, to name just a few.
Government of Canada 2016 Census Website
Frequently Asked Questions on the Census
The Census and Confidentiality
The Census and You
Census Information in Other Languages
Want to make sure you don’t forget to complete your census? Sign up for a reminder from Statistics Canada.
The following tools have been developed for local mayors, councils and administrators to use to amplify our voice and to help educate residents about the census, the importance of completing it, and how census data is used to plan for the future needs of our urban municipalities.
This Word document is provided for you to personalize with your municipality's information and send to your local newspaper(s).
Letter to the Editor
This 8 ½ x 11 document is provided for you to print and post or distribute throughout your community.
Throughout the month of May, we encourage you to share and retweet our social media content. We’ve also included a list of suggested hashtags to ensure our messages spread as widely as possible.
SUMA on Facebook
SUMA on Twitter
You can also share the following banners through your community’s own Facebook and/or Twitter accounts.