Data to Decisions

Data to Decisions is a series which aims to provide a practical guide for people looking to incorporate more data into their everyday decision-making.

 

Below you will find descriptions of each Data to Decisions chapter, accompanied by a link to a recorded presentation and links to the PDF chapters (English and French).

Data by Geographical Areas

Learn about the geographic hierarchy chart and what data is available for each level of geography. Definitions, examples, and links to maps are provided to help you get started.

Recorded presentation [English]
Data to Decisions: Data by Geographical Areas [English PDF]
Des données aux décisions : données par zones géographiques [French PDF]


Data Quality 

Data availability, data consistency, and data accuracy impact data quality. Learn how to effectively collect and analyze data by ensuring you're working with good quality data.

Recorded presentation [English]
Data to Decisions: Data Quality [English PDF]
Des données aux décisions : Qualité des données [French PDF]


Data Collection

Learn how to find, select, collect, and save data from Statistics Canada. Examples are provided to help you explore data collection strategies that can help you find data for your own project.

There will be a presentation on Data Collection released soon!
Please see the Harris Centre main page for event updates


Making Sense of the Census

Statistics Canada started releasing 2021 census data in February 2022 and will release more throughout the year. The amount of data can be overwhelming but this introduction will help!

Recorded presentation [English]


Data Sources

Explore what data is available across Canada: Finance, Health, Fisheries, Oil, Environment and Climate Change, Housing, Education, and more!

There will be a Data Sources guide released soon!
Please see the Harris Centre main page for event updates.


Data to Decisions is sponsored in part by the Future Skills Centre