Meeting - February 14, 2020

Fourth Canadian Statistics Advisory Council (CSAC) Meeting

Date: February 14 2020, 8:00am to 3:30pm

Location: The Ivan P. Fellegi Conference Room, 26th floor, R.H. Coats Building, 100 Tunney's Pasture Driveway, Ottawa

CSAC members

Dr. Teresa Scassa (Chairperson), Gurmeet Ahluwalia, Anil Arora, David Chaundy, Annette Hester, Jan Kestle, Dr. Céline Le Bourdais, Gail Mc Donald, Dr. Howard Ramos, Dr. Michael Wolfson

Statistics Canada guests/support

Melanie Forsberg, Jacques Fauteux, Pierre Therrien

Meeting agenda

Meeting agenda
Time Agenda Item Lead Participant(s)
7:45 - 8:00 Arrivals and Coffee CSAC Members
8:00 - 8:15 Chairperson introductory remarks and updates Teresa Scassa: Chairperson
CSAC members
8:15 - 8:45

Discussion - Elements of a communication strategy for the Council's Consideration

  • At the request of the Council, communications will facilitate a discussion with the Council, asking the Council questions to help them determine the best methods to communicate and disseminate their annual report.
CSAC members, Communications lead
8:45 - 9:15

Discussion - Annual report design brainstorm

  • At the request of the Council, communications will facilitate a discussion with the Council, providing examples of designs for the annual report, for the Council's consideration.
CSAC members, Communications lead
9:15 - 10:15 Discussion and work on annual report content
In camera discussion
CSAC members
10:15 - 10:30 Health Break
10:30 - 12:00 Discussion and work on annual report content
In camera discussion
CSAC members
12:00 - 12:15 Break and lunch will be set up in Conference Room B   
12:15 - 13:00 Working Lunch and Networking
In camera discussion
CSAC Members
13:00 - 13:15 Health Break
13:15 - 14:30 Continue discussion and work on annual report
In camera discussion  
CSAC members
14:30 - 15:00 Timelines and Next Steps
In camera discussion
Teresa Scassa: CSAC Chairperson
15:00 - 15:15 Future business
In camera discussion
CSAC members
15:15 - 15:30 Administrative tasks
In camera discussion
CSAC members

Meeting summary

1. Chairperson introductory remarks and Roundtable

Dr. Teresa Scassa opened the meeting by welcoming members and guests to the fourth Canadian Statistics Advisory Council meeting.  She provided an overview of the structure of the agenda for the Council meeting.  

2. Discussion - Elements of a communication strategy for the Council’s Consideration

CSAC members and Communications lead

At the request of the Council, communications facilitated a discussion with Council members.  The communications team provided insight and questions to members to help members determine the best methods to communicate and disseminate the Council’s annual report.   

3. Discussion - Annual report design brainstorm

CSAC members and Communications lead

At the request of the Council, communications facilitated a brainstorming discussion with Council members about the annual report design.  The communications team provided examples and discussed possible different approaches.