2026 Census of Population Dissemination Consultation

Before each census, Statistics Canada initiates an extensive consultation program that allows data users and interested parties across Canada to share their views on both the content and dissemination strategy of the census.

The 2026 Census of Population Dissemination Consultation gives data users an opportunity to provide feedback regarding the dissemination strategies associated with the 2026 Census of Population product line (including geography products) within the Census Program at Statistics Canada.

How to participate

Consultation is now underway!

Completing the questionnaire online is quick, easy, and secure. Select the "Complete the consultation questionnaire" button below to open the questionnaire.

Important notes:

Consultation objectives

The dissemination consultation gives data users an opportunity to provide feedback regarding the dissemination strategies associated with the 2026 Census of Population product and service line (including geography products) within the Census Program at Statistics Canada. Our goal is to measure satisfaction and gather suggestions with a view to provide input into the 2026 Census of Population dissemination product and service line and release strategy.

Methodology

User consultations will be primarily conducted online using an electronic questionnaire as well as through ongoing discussions with key stakeholders. Statistics Canada will then evaluate all results to design a dissemination product and service line and release strategy that meet user requirements as heard through the dissemination consultation.

Results

A report detailing the results of the dissemination consultation will be published in fall 2024. Comments collected during the consultation may be published anonymously in the 2026 Census of Population Dissemination Consultation Report.

For reference, the 2021 Census of Population Dissemination Consultation report is available here: 2021 Census Dissemination Consultation Results: What we heard from Canadians.

Contact us

For questions, assistance or further information, the Census of Population Dissemination Consultation Team can be reached by email:
statcan.censusconsultation-consultationrecensement.statcan@statcan.gc.ca.

Note: 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.

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