Census at School Canada Committee

Continuing committee

Committee Members: 

Samantha-Jo Caetano
- Chair/président(e)
Sunday, June 30, 2024
Angelo Canty
Ex officio
Sunday, June 30, 2024
Melody Ghahramani
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Wei Xu
Friday, June 30, 2023
Alison Gibbs
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Liza Bolton
Friday, June 30, 2023
Zenaida Mateo
Friday, June 30, 2023
Michael McIsaac
Friday, June 30, 2023
John Sheriff
Friday, June 30, 2023
Bruce Dunham
Ex officio
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Terms of Reference


The Census @ School Committee was established at the June 2012 Executive Meeting as an ad-hoc committee. By motion of the Board, it was made a Continuing Committee in October, 2012.


Chair: Appointed by the incoming President, and becomes ex officio member of the Public Relations Committee

Membership: The Electronic Services Manager, the President of the Statistical Education Section or his or her designate, and at least three other members appointed by the incoming SSC President.

Terms and Duties:

General Objective of the Committee:

To oversee the operation of Census at School Canada; to support and encourage its use in Canadian schools; and to use Census at School to promote and develop statistical literacy in school-aged children.

Specific Objectives:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of Census at School including responding to e-mails, cleaning and summarizing the database at year end, updating the website, and sending the data each year to the international database.
  • Plan and implement a communication and promotion strategy for Census at School, targeting teachers, school administrators, educational consultants, representatives from provincial Ministries of Education, etc.
  • Identify and organize local champions in all regions of the country to promote and assist with Census at School in their local schools.
  • Prepare support materials for in-class volunteers.
  • Prepare promotion material for local champions.
  • Plan and implement improvements and additions to the Census at School website and learning resources.
  • Identify and organize professional development opportunities for teachers.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the role of statistics in the school curriculum and promote the use of Census at School as a curriculum resource.
  • Identify and involve some key teachers in Census at School, as members of an advisory group or as presenters of workshops for other teachers.
  • In conjunction with the Statistical Education Section, identify opportunities to use Census at School as a springboard for other statistical education initiatives, such as developing “Experiments at School”, increasing the use of statistics in science fair projects, increasing the visibility of the international statistical literacy poster competition and developing statistical teaching resources.
  • Interact with the international Census at School community.