Edmonton – AUMA welcomes the federal announcement of the return of the long-form census, as we have been calling for more comprehensive and reliable statistical data to support municipal programs and policies.
“Alberta’s urban municipalities appreciate the new government’s decision to reinstate the long form census for 2016,” said AUMA President Lisa Holmes. “This data is essential for effective long term planning of municipal programs and services such as public transit, affordable housing, and immigrant settlement supports.”
The national census, which is conducted every five years, provides a detailed snapshot of Canadian society. This data is invaluable to municipalities who need accurate and timely statistical information for long term planning of municipal programs and services such as immigrant settlement supports, affordable housing, and public transit.
Founded in 1905, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association represents all of Alberta’s urban municipalities, including cities, towns, villages, summer villages and specialized municipalities, representing over 85% of Albertans. A dynamic and evolving association, AUMA advocates on behalf of members to provincial and federal government, as well as other stakeholder organizations.