Welcome

This guide provides links to resources that support research into community level activities.  Municipalites and their neighbourhoods are important sites of social and political activity that often gets reflected at higher levels of government policy.

Importance of Cities

Websites

Preparing your Project

 Ethical Conduct of Research
 Gender-Based Analysis
 Writing Funding Proposals

Statistics Canada

 Statistics Canada whose Help button leads to:
  Finding and Using Statistics
  Media room leads to Local data which includes among others:
    Summary tables
    2011 Census Profiles
    Health Profile
    NHS Profile 2011

Census

 Statistics Canada: Census
  Illustrated glossary - Geographic units
  Hierarchy of Standard Geographic Units
  Reference Maps
  GeoSearch (2011 Census)
  Your Guide to Data Sources on Census Program Topics

Repackaging of Census and other Data:
(a) by Statistics Canada

 Canadian Social Trends
  Health Reports
  Profiles of Ethnic Communities in Canada
  Trends and Conditions in Census Metropolitan Areas

(b) by other entities

City of Ottawa

Community Information Database

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Indicators of Well Being in Canada (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)

Ottawa Neighbourhood Study

Ottawa's Vital Signs (Community Foundation of Ottawa)

Recent Immigrants in Metropolitan Areas (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)

Other Resources
 Library Catalogues

* CERIS virtual library
* Sm@rtLibrary

Community Resources

* Metropolis Project
* Municipal World (available at Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch)
* Muniscope
* e-Blue Book (On-line Directory of Ottawa Community Services -  Community Information Centre of Ottawa)