Transparency and accountability

Statistics Canada is committed to openness and transparency. The Statistics Act makes provisions for transparent and accountable decisions on statistical matters.

Administrative data requests for information

Where does that information and data come from? A lot of it comes from existing data sources to reduce time and effort in data collection, through administrative data requests for information.

Accountability under the Statistics Act

Understand our commitment to making more information available about the use of our authority under the Statistics Act.

Access to information and privacy

Learn about privacy and your right to access information. This includes making a request and viewing completed requests.

Privacy impact assessments

Learn more about how Statistics Canada assesses and evaluates privacy, confidentiality or security risks associated with the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, and mitigates and, wherever possible, eliminates identified risks.

Using new and existing data for official statistics

Learn more about where data comes from, how they are used in official statistics, and the steps we take to ensure the confidentiality of your data.

Access to microdata

Learn about access to data, and what requirements must be met to do so.

Corporate management reporting

Outlines important documentation regarding Statistics Canada's performance, proactive disclosures and briefing notes prepared for the Office of the Chief Statistician.

Publications and information holdings

Explore data and information from Statistics Canada.

Policy on Official Release

Learn more about how Statistics Canada ensures that all Canadians have equitable and timely access to high quality statistics.

Principles of necessity and proportionality

Statistics Canada is working in consultation with statistical and privacy experts from around the world to develop a new methodology framework based on the principles of necessity and proportionality.

Statistics Canada and contact tracing

Learn more about how Statistics Canada could use its expertise and interviewing capacity to assist in the COVID contact tracing efforts at the federal and provincial levels.

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