2021 Census of Agriculture Content Consultation

Consultation objectives

Before each census, Statistics Canada initiates an extensive consultation program that allows data users and interested parties across Canada to share their views on how they use census data and the type of information they believe should be available from the census.

Statistics Canada ensures that Census of Agriculture information remains relevant for the agriculture sector and organizations that use it. Therefore, Statistics Canada is seeking ideas for new or modified Census of Agriculture content, as well as data sources that could be used to supplement or replace current content and reduce respondent burden.

How to get involved

Consultation workshops will be conducted across Canada starting in September 2017. If you wish to participate, please contact us by email at statcan.ceag-contentconsultationreag-consultationpourladeterminationducontenu.statcan@canada.ca for an invitation to attend. More information on these workshops will be communicated at the beginning of the summer 2017.

Statistics Canada will also accept proposals regarding changes to the 2021 Census of Agriculture questionnaire electronically. If you would like to submit a proposal, please email us for further information at statcan.ceag-contentconsultationreag-consultationpourladeterminationducontenu.statcan@canada.ca.

While participation in the consultation is voluntary, the information you provide will help Statistics Canada to meet data needs and take into consideration the emerging social and economic issues related to the agriculture sector. The information you provide will be carefully reviewed and will assist in determining content for the 2021 Census of Agriculture.

Statistics Canada is committed to respecting the privacy of consultation participants. All personal information created, held or collected by the Agency is protected by the Privacy Act. For more information on Statistics Canada's privacy policies, please consult the Privacy notice.


Anonymized comments collected during the consultation may be published in the 2021 Census of Agriculture Content Consultation Report available on the Statistics Canada website in fall 2019.

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