The tremendous efforts from municipalities, Albertans, as well as individuals across Canada and abroad, in support of the recent wildfires in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) has been inspiring. As you may know, Statistics Canada (STC) has responded to these tragic events by suspending Census collection activities in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas as we develop collection strategies and procedures not just for the Census of Population, but many other important statistical surveys conducted in the area.
On June 1st, Census field collection employees began follow-up on all non-responding dwellings across the country. Here in Alberta, the non-response workload is significantly higher than was originally estimated. In our shared interests to achieve the highest standards of quality, to produce and have access to relevant, accessible, accurate and robust statistical information that will be used to make informed decisions in our communities, all while ensuring maximum value to Canadian taxpayers.
The following posters will provide information to help you complete your census questionnaire.