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Logo: Socio-economic Conference 2011

New Dates - September 26-27, 2011

Palais des congrès de Gatineau
200 promenade du Portage
Gatineau (Hull sector), Quebec

As is usual for all federal departments during a federal election campaign, all conferences, deputy speaking engagements, and advisory committee meetings are not being held by Statistics Canada at this time.   As a result, the Spring 2011 Socio-Economic Conference that was to be held on May 2-3 will be postponed to September 26-27, 2011.  The Fall 2011 Socio-Economic Conference will be held at the Palais des congrès de Gatineau as previously planned.  We hope that you will be able to attend.  The co-chairs of the Conference, Ted Wannell and Guy Gellatly, will be working to reconfirm both internal and external speakers.  A revised conference agenda will be available at a later date at


The Statistics Canada Socio-economic Conference provides an annual forum for empirical research focusing on issues of concern to Canadian decision makers. The conference targets studies discussing:

  • emerging economic trends and their underlying causes

  • the ability of various groups to participate in society and the economy

  • recent research on health, justice and the environment.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: innovation; productivity; international trade; agriculture; environment–economy linkages; natural resources and energy; transportation; industrial development; urban and rural development; health; justice; education; families; income and wealth and their distribution; immigration; and labour markets.

The Conference focuses on studies directly relevant to Canada, but also welcomes comparative international studies that shed light on Canadian social or economic issues. It places a premium on empirical studies making innovative use of Canadian data.

The Socio-Economic Conference 2011 will include plenary sessions and state of the art lectures featuring invited guest speakers who are leading authorities in their fields. Approximately 125 papers or posters will be presented. With many papers submitted, the 2011 Conference should provide high quality insights on key social and economic issues in Canada.

The conference attracts participants from federal government departments, provincial ministries, the private and academic sectors, and foreign and international organizations.