STATISTICS CANADA: 100 YEARS AND COUNTING
05 - 08 Dec 2018
19 Oct 2018
Association for Canadian Studies
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.