Ontario Council of University Libraries has made available information on the impact of the cancellation of the mandatory long-form census and the current process in Parliament to reinstate it for 2016.
n July 2010, OCUL joined many concerned organizations and individuals in Canada in objecting to the government of Canada’s decision to cancel the mandatory long-form questionnaire as part of the 2011 Census of Population.
OCUL represents 21 Ontario university libraries with more than 450,000 students and faculty across the province. In addition, we provide support to researchers from municipalities, provincial and territorial governments, NGO’s, social and cultural associations, as well as private sector marketing and business firms and organizations.
The OCUL Data Community is a community of data professionals with expertise and interests in the use of all forms of data, including the Canadian census. The information presented here has been prepared to identify the impact of the cancellation of the mandatory long-form census and ensure that researchers have a full understanding of the current situation.
These links provide:
background information on the mandatory long-form census cancellation and its impact on research and public policy [click here]
the current process in Parliament to reinstate the mandatory long-form census for 2016 [click here]