Households and the Environment Survey (phase 1, phase 2 and phase 3)

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This survey is conducted in three phases.

Phase 1 and phase 2

In order to fully understand the impacts that Canadian households have on our environment and natural resource use, we need information relating to the characteristics and energy use of your dwelling as well as other household practices related to the environment. The survey results will be valuable in the development of environmental policy and energy conservation initiatives in Canada.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:

Phase 1
From October 2, 2017 to January 20, 2018

Phase 2
From March 31 to June 30, 2018

Collection methods:

Phase 1
Telephone interview

Phase 2
Paper Consent Form

Survey participation:

Voluntary

Your participation in the Household and the Environment Survey is voluntary. However, since every respondent in this survey represents many other people in your province and in Canada, it is important that each respondent participate in order to ensure that the collected information is as precise and accurate as possible.

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    Confidentiality

    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

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    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To avoid duplication of surveys, Statistics Canada has signed agreements with Natural Resources Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada to share the information collected during this survey. They have agreed to keep the information confidential and use it only for statistical purposes.

    The information you provide to us can only be shared with your consent.

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

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    Topics covered in the survey

    Phase 1

    This survey asks questions about

    • home heating and cooling
    • use of firewood
    • primary type of drinking water consumed
    • waste management practices
    • household interactions with nature
    • physical features of dwelling
    • household's energy consumption.

    Phase 2

    This survey asks questions about

    • dwelling characteristics
    • consent to contact the dwelling’s energy provider.
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    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 3881

Phase 3 - Energy Use Data Collection

In order to fully understand the impacts that Canadian households have on our environment and natural resource use, we need information relating to the energy use of some of your clients who have provided consent to Statistics Canada to obtain this information from their providers. The survey results will be valuable in the development of environmental policy and energy conservation initiatives in Canada.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:
From September 19 to December 31, 2018
Collection methods:
Telephone interview and data exchanged via the Electronic File Transfer Service
Survey participation:

Mandatory under the Statistics Act

  • Block Information Confidentiality

    Confidentiality

    Your answers are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

    By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

  • Block Information on Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To avoid duplication of surveys, Statistics Canada has signed agreements with Natural Resources Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada to share the information collected during this survey. They have agreed to keep the information confidential and use it only for statistical purposes.

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    This survey asks questions about

    • households' energy consumption.
  • Block Information on Published data

    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 3881
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