Calling all secondary and postsecondary students: Tell us your census story!

Monday, March 15, 2021

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.

In preparation for the 2021 Census in May, the Statistical Society of Canada has partnered with Statistics Canada for the “My census story” contest. From March 22 to April 4, 2021, we want to give students across the country the opportunity to be heard by asking them how they have used statistical or census data in their day-to-day life, and by inviting them to participate in a census challenge to convince Canadians why they should complete the census. We encourage students to make their submissions as creative as possible.

Secondary and postsecondary students can use statistical or census data insights to help inform their studies and the decisions they make in their personal lives. We want to know how our students use data to better understand the community around them.

Spread the news with the students around you—encourage them to join the conversation by participating in the “My census story” contest!