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In volume 7, issue 2 - November 2018:
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Data news


New data and updates in the catalogue

2016 Census tables Just arrived: Miscellaneous tables  Tables at Custom Geographies

As members of the Community Data Program, if you have created custom geography files for your organization, and are inclined to share these data-sets, please contact us. We hope to make this data available on our website and facilitate data-sharing for our members.

New data resource

We have included metadata files on LHIN sub-regions to all data products containing custom geographies. You can also download the metadata files here: Referencing the Data

Take a look at Schedule B, updated for data to be purchased this program year (2017-2018).
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On November 6,the Community Data Program hosted the webinar: Target Group Profiles - Excel Workshop
  • This webinar is based on Census Target Group Profile tables and the new "Individual Target Group Profiles Data Investigation Template"
  • Heath Priston from the City of Toronto produced this template, demonstrated its use, and answered many data questions
  • For presentation slides, the template and to view the recording, go to our Webinar Page

Upcoming! On December 18, the Community Data Program will host Housing Statistics Program - a webinar about about the federal governments new program, and their newest release of data. Find out what data is available and what is to come! Registration to come.     

Webinars lined up for the new year include:
  • January: 3D excel maps with Ottawa  
  • February: Big Data for Small Places and Data Analytics for Rural Transformation. Registration to come.
  • March: Trans-union meeting with DPAWG
As a refresher, you can watch a recording of the orientation on the CDP catalogue and Beyond 20/20. For more webinars, visit our Webinar Page

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Community Snapshots

Social Planning Council of Ottawa Community Snapshot: The Ottawa Community Wellbeing Report: Spotlight on the Role and Wellbeing of Ottawa’s Community Services (2018)

The Social Planning Council of Ottawa (SPCO) published a report analyzing if the city of Ottawa's rate of growth and development has had an measurable effect on safety, health, and overall standard of living using guidelines set by the Canadian Index of Well-being. 

The report measures well-being based on the following eight domains:
  1.  Living standards
  2. Healthy Populations
  3. Community Vitality
  4. Time Use
  5. Education
  6. Leisure and Culture
  7. Democratic Engagement
  8. Environment

Send us your community snapshots! 

We would like to know what your organization is doing with CDP data!  You can use this template to create a Community Snapshot or send us an email with the information.  All the Community Snapshots are available on the Community Reporting Resources page.

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News from our friends and partners


Launch of Neighbourhood Financial Health Index

The Canadian Council on Social Development and Prosper Canada, with financial support from the Investment industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC),  have officially launched the Neighbourhood Financial Health Index in Ottawa, together with the first NFHI research brief – Cross Canada Check-up: Provincial-territorial findings from Canada’s Neighbourhood Financial Health Index

You can watch a tutorial explaining this tool and its feature here.

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