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Statistics Canada
October 26 to 29, 2010
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Social Statistics: The Interplay among Censuses, Surveys and Administrative Data

Early Bird Registration until September 17th

Statistics Canada’s 2010 International Methodology Symposium will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa (located in the heart of downtown Ottawa) from October 26-29, 2010.

The Symposium is entitled “Social Statistics: The Interplay among Censuses, Surveys and Administrative Data”. Members of the statistical community, such as those from private organizations, governments, or universities, are invited to attend, particularly if they have a special interest in statistical or methodological issues resulting from the use of multiple sources of data (censuses, sample surveys or administrative data).

Symposium highlights are:

  • One full-day of workshops on Tuesday, October 26th
    a) Record Linkage Methods (Karla Fox and Lori Stratychuk from Statistics Canada)
    b) From Traditional Demographic Calculations to Projections by Microsimulations (André Cyr, Julien Bérard-Chagnon, Éric Caron Malenfant, and Dominic Grenier from Statistics Canada)
    c) Using Administrative/Operating Systems to Strengthen Statistical Survey/Census Systems (Fritz Scheuren and Young Chun from National Opinion Research Center)
  • Jelke Bethlehem, Statistics Netherlands, as the keynote speaker on Wednesday, October 27th
  • Ivan Fellegi, Statistics Canada, as the Waksberg Award speaker on Thursday, October 28th
  • Following the symposium, a CD-ROM of the presented papers will be sent to all conference participants

The Symposium also anticipates a stimulating program of more than 90 invited and contributed presentations from Wednesday October 27th to Friday, October 29th, including various topics such as:

  • Databases
  • Sampling frames and use of multiple frames
  • Multi-mode data collection
  • Employment data, justice data, poverty data, health data
  • Complementary surveys
  • Traditional and administrative censuses
  • Record linkage methods
  • Treatment of non-response
  • Use of auxiliary data in weighting
  • Small area estimation
  • Microsimulations
  • Validation and reconciliation
  • Real-time access

Visit our Internet site regularly to obtain further details about the program, workshops, registration, accommodation, tourism information and more at /conferences/symposium2010/index-eng.htm