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Stats Canada Learning Resources

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Learning resources bulletin - February 2012

The February 2012 issue of Statistics Canada's Learning Resources bulletin is now available at: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/edu/edu06/edu06c/edu06c_0050-eng.htm

In this issue:

  • E-STAT User License Agreement removed – check your lessons
  • Census at School lesson - Are you a modal student? New version for gr. 4 and 5
  • Who is attendingpostsecondary education and when?
  • Health update: Cancer rates

2011 Census data now available online

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Stats Canada

Today marks the first release of data from the 2011 Census and the start of Canada’s new statistical portrait. The new data tell us how many people live in Canada and the places where we live.

Data are available at all geographical levels. Whether you want to know the population and dwelling count for all of Canada or a city block, the census has the data you’re looking for.
To find out about the number of people and dwellings in your community, please visit http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E and follow the appropriate links.

Stats Canada

Today marks the first release of data from the 2011 Census and the start of Canada’s new statistical portrait. The new data tell us how many people live in Canada and the places where we live. 

Data are available at all geographical levels. Whether you want to know the population and dwelling count for all of Canada or a city block, the census has the data you’re looking for.

To find out about the number of people and dwellings in your community, please visit http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E and follow the appropriate links.

How Citizen Mapmakers are Changing the Story of our Cities

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"The map user has now become the map creator," says Fraser Taylor, Director of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre at Carleton University. In a recent article on This Big City, author Christine McLaren explores the phenomenon of citizen cartographers. With the proliferation of mobile GIS technology and open-source mapping tools, citizens are increasingly finding and creating new datasets to map and overlay. Traditionally a way for authorities to control their jurisdictions, citizen-driven cartography is being used to hold governments to account.

Read the full article on thisBigCity.net