Statistics Canada: One Hundred Years and Counting

December 6-7, 2018 – Ottawa, ON

On the occasion of Statistics Canada’s 100th anniversary, the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration, in collaboration with Statistics Canada and The Vanier Institute of the Family, will be holding a conference that will look at how Canada’s population has evolved over the last 100 years and at the critical contribution made by the country’s national statistical agency in measuring its evolution. We will look at the last 100 years of Canada through the work of Statistics Canada and examine the country’s current challenges as documented by our national statistical agency and what the future holds.
The overall objective of this conference is to facilitate open and constructive dialogue between researchers, civil society actors and policy makers to foster a better understanding of challenges and innovations related to measuring identities in Canada. For example, how has the evolution of the social, economic and cultural fabric of Canada been represented in Statistics Canada’s data? How have users from the government, public opinion, academic and community sectors influenced the way Statistics Canada measures identities over time? How have families and family structures evolved over the last century, and how has this been captured, measured and analyzed through Statistics Canada data? How did computer technology, information and communication technology, as well as social media, influence Statistics Canada’s collection, analytical and dissemination methods, and what does the future hold in this regard?
Keeping the overall theme in mind, you are invited to submit original proposals (in the official language of your choice) to organize bilateral or multilateral sessions (i.e., workshops, roundtables or poster sessions) using comparative perspectives that offer important insights into measuring identities in Canada in the past, present and future.
Proposals should be submitted no later than October 29, 2018, to For additional information about suggested themes, workshop formats, selection criteria and how to submit your proposal,  please check the call for proposal in the sidebar. Otherwise, you can contact James Ondrick by email or telephone at (514) 925-3097.
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Call for proposals

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