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Statistics Canada no longer collects or publishes data on abortion.

Note: In 1995, the collection of the data for the Therapeutic Abortion Survey was transferred from Statistics Canada to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Once the data were collected, they were transferred to Statistics Canada to be released in The Daily. This process has caused some confusion with the users of the data. Statistics Canada has decided, in consultation with CIHI that the responsibility for disseminating these data should reside with CIHI . This move will bring the Therapeutic Abortion Survey in line with other programs at CIHI . As a result, the 2006 data is the final year therapeutic abortion data will be released by Statistics Canada. Since therapeutic abortion data is a component of pregnancy outcomes, pregnancy outcomes will no longer be produced by Statistics Canada.

Please visit the CIHI website for more information.

Statistics Canada has information on the following:

  • historical data from 1970 to 2006

Some resources include

Education – Competency results

Statistics Canada does not collect information on education performance measures.

For report card benchmarks of the provinces and Canada, please visit Conference Board of Canada's website or the Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) report.

Education – Number of schools/classrooms

Statistics Canada does not publish data on number of schools and enrolments.

For a breakdown of elementary, secondary, or a mix of elementary and secondary schools and students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools, please visit the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) website.

Environment – Emissions of air or water pollutants

Statistics Canada does not provide key environmental indicators on air, climate, water, nature and human influence.

For more information on the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program, please visit the Environment and natural resources website.

Fisheries-related activities

Statistics Canada does not collect data on fisheries-related activities such as fisheries harvests, commercial fisheries, recreational fishing or fisheries and the Canadian economy.

Please visit the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) website for this information.


Statistics Canada does not collect monthly or annual data on the number of homeless persons in Canada.

Residents of shelters are enumerated during the census, which occurs every 5 years. (Shelters include shelters for abused women and children, shelters for persons lacking a fixed address, and other shelters and lodging and rooming with assistance services).

Statistics Canada has information on the following:

  • homeless shelter capacity
  • hidden homelessness
  • number of people living in shelters during the census
  • residential facilities (shelters) for victims of abuse

Some resources include

Identity documents (birth, death and marriage certificates)

Statistics Canada does not issue certificates for birth, death or marriage.

Civil registration (birth, death and marriage records) is a provincial jurisdiction. Please contact the government ministry, registry or vital statistics office of the province or territory in which the birth, death or marriage occurred.

Name change

Legal name change is a provincial jurisdiction.

To legally change your name, please contact your provincial or territorial ministry of government, registry, vital statistics or court of justice office.

Pets, cats, dogs, stray animals, animal cruelty

Statistics Canada does not collect data on the number of pets (including cats and dogs) or stray animals in Canada. We do not collect data on animal cruelty or animal testing.

Statistics Canada has information on the following:

  • livestock/farm animals
  • aquaculture/fish farming
  • pet expenses as a part of household spending

Some resources include

See also

For more information, see the following subjects:

Vegetarian, vegan

Statistics Canada does not collect data on the number of vegetarians or vegans in Canada.

Statistics Canada has information on the following:

  • fruit and vegetable consumption
  • crops
  • food production and supply

Some resources include

See also

For more information, see the following subjects: