Canadian Centre for Energy Information (CCEI)

Consultation objectives

The Canadian Centre for Energy Information (CCEI) is an independent one-stop shop for comprehensive energy data and expert analysis. The centre compiles, reconciles and integrates energy data from a number of Canadian sources and makes data from multiple providers available free of charge on a user-friendly website. It works collaboratively to harmonize energy definitions, measurements and standards, and improve completeness, coherence and timeliness of Canada's energy information.

The CCEI is being developed by Statistics Canada in partnership with Canada Energy Regulator (CER), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). Statistics Canada launched the CCEI to expand publicly available data and analysis, and ensure all Canadians have access to centralized energy information.

The consultations ensured that the CCEI meets users' needs and identified any potential usability issues.

Consultation methodology

Statistics Canada conducted remote usability testing in both official languages with participants from across the country. Participants were asked to complete a series of tasks and to provide feedback on the product.

How participants got involved

This consultation is now closed.

Individuals who wished to obtain more information or to take part in a consultation were asked to contact Statistics Canada by sending an email to statcan.consultations-consultations.statcan@canada.ca.

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.

Results

Overall, the beta version of the CCEI website was well-received by participants. They reported that it was easy to navigate and that it provided easy access to a variety of information.

Participants noted that the following areas worked:

  • The overall look and feel of the website
  • The icons and subjects on the home page
  • The inclusion of interactive features, such as data visualizations

Participants suggested that the following areas could be improved:

  • The use of space in the search results
  • The contextual information provided in the indicators
  • The organization of lists of resources throughout the website

After analysis, recommendations include:

  • Condense the search results as much as possible to allow users to easily browse through them
  • Ensure that relevant contextual information is available for the indicators
  • Ensure that the lists of datasets and publication allow users to easily sort through the content by organizing the lists logically and adding a sort or filter function

Statistics Canada thanks participants for their participation in this consultation. Their insights will guide the agency's web development and ensure that the final products meet users' expectations.