Council Declares May Census Month
BRAMPTON, ON. (Mar. 24, 2011) – Region of Peel Councillors today ruled in favour of proclaiming May census month in Peel. The proclamation was brought forward by Regional Chair Emil Kolb as a way to promote awareness of the 2011 National Census, distributed in May, and the National Household Survey (NHS), which will be distributed in June.
“Canada’s National Census has profound implications for local government,” said Chair Kolb. “In proclaiming May as Census Month, the Region is recognizing the important role this information plays in helping us plan for the future of Peel and in the Province of Ontario.”
Local councils have long depended on census information to plan for community needs. Planning and delivery of services is directly impacted by census information, including planning for child care, public transit, services for immigrants, emergency services, housing, and health care services.
The 2011 Census has changed this year to include a significant voluntary component, known as the National Household Survey (NHS). The mandatory census now only consists of ten basic questions that every household must fill out. More substantial information will now be gathered through the voluntary NHS which is distributed to approximately one-third of Canadian households in June.
Residents are encouraged to fill out the NHS to help invest in a better future for Peel. For more information, please visit: statcan.gc.ca/survey-enquete.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon.
For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.