2016 Census Program Content Consultation

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Consultation objectives

As part of the broader content determination process, Statistics Canada conducted user consultation on the questionnaire content for the 2016 Census Program1 September 1 to November 16, 2012.

The objectives of the 2016 Census Program content consultation were to:

  • confirm information needs and identify data gaps
  • establish data priorities
  • understand how Census Program data are used.

Consultation method

Data users and interested parties (which traditionally include federal, provincial and territorial governments, municipalities and regions, non-profit organizations and community groups, academia, private industry, Statistics Canada’s advisory committees and the general public) were invited to participate in the 2016 Census Program content consultation.

Online questionnaires and in-person meetings were used to gather feedback. Participants also sent their comments and suggestions by email, mail or fax.

How to get involved

This consultation is now closed.

Individuals who wish to obtain more information or to take part in a consultation should contact Statistics Canada through the Statistical Information Service.

Please note that Statistics Canada selects participants for each consultation to ensure feedback is sought from a representative sample of the target population for the study. Not all applicants will be asked to participate in a given consultation.


Results of the consultation will be published online when available.


  1. The term ‘Census Program’ is used to refer in a general way to the Census of Population and, if applicable, any accompanying survey conducted at the time of the census, such as the 2011 National Household Survey.
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