All joking aside, the 2014 Civic Census is collected annually and this year it will start on April 1.
The Civic Census is conducted at the same time every year, and the door-to-door canvassing continues for approximately three weeks. The Civic Census is the official count of dwelling units and the population who are living in these units, by door-to-door physical collection and recording of data.
Census data is very important to The City of Calgary, for use in making informed and appropriate decisions on population-based City services, such as transportation, roads, transit, police and fire services, etc. This information is also used by the public and separate school boards for enrolment predictions, decisions on future schools, and by the provincial government for determining per capita grants, if they are available.
All Census Takers wear a photo identification badge issued by The City of Calgary. Participation in the Census is important and will only take a couple of minutes. If residents are not home at the time of visit, they are asked to call the Census Taker at the number provided on the notice to complete their census.
All Census information you provide is secure. Census data is released for geographic areas the size of a community or larger. This ensures that no individual or dwelling is identifiable. Please visit Civic Census General Information page for more details on the census process.
For additional information on the above processes, please contact Election and Information Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-476-4100 (Option 3).
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