Data is a powerful storyteller. In particular, census data depicts Canada’s changing mosaic—giving us facts on where we came from, where we are and where we are heading. Canadians depend on key socioeconomic trends and analysis from the census to make important decisions that affect their families, their neighbourhoods and their businesses.



Dear SSC Colleagues,


As we are approaching the end of 2020, I’d like to express my deep gratitude to all who have contributed to our Society over the year, especially during these challenging times. I’d also like to thank you all for your continued support and contributions to the mission of SSC and to our statistical community and profession.


The Canadian Journal of Statistics

The Canadian Journal of Statistics

Papers on COVID-19: Call for Submissions


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Canadian Journal of Statistics (CJS) is encouraging submissions on statistical methods and theory, with applications to aspects of COVID-19.  This includes research on the design and analysis of COVID-19 studies and databases, and challenges posed by COVID-19 data.



Celebrate the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science (IYWSDS) and the 200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birthday with a special seminar by Dr. Noel-Ann Bradshaw (Head of the School of Computing and Digital Media, London Metropolitan University) on November 18th at 12pm ET.


Title of the talk: Florence Nightingale: how she used, managed, and explained data to save lives. 


Nancy Reid

The Department of Statistics at Florida State University is pleased to announce Nancy Reid, University Professor and Canada Research Chair in Statistical Methodology at the University of Toronto, as the inaugural speaker for its newly endowed Myles Hollander Distinguished Lecture.   


Reid will present “Three Rs — Reliability, Replicability, Reproducibility:  the interplay between statistical science and data science,” October 30, 2020.

The Statistical Society of Canada has held via ZOOM:

  • The Presidential Invited Address on Monday June 1, 2020
  • The Pierre Robillard Address on Wednesday June 3, 2020

The presentations are available for viewing:



Awards will be given at the 2020 SSC Annual Meeting at Carleton University in Ottawa for research presentations made by students. Awards will be given for oral and poster presentations. Entries will be judged on the quality of both the presentation and the underlying research. The awards consist of a certificate and a cash prize.


To be eligible for this award, a student must not have defended her/his thesis nor completed her/his final degree requirements by December 31, 2019.