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September 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Free – $50.00

We are excited to present the Statistics Canada ERT Webinar Digging Deeper:  A look at how Statistics Canada is supporting your community through local data” running on Wednesday, September 14th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  (ET).

The Statistics Canada Webinar is structured as 3 presentations (15-20 minute each), followed by a Q & A panel.

Moderated by:  Chris Klos – Manager,  Corporate Asset Management Office, City of Winnipeg, CNAM ERT Committee Member

Presentation 1:  Your Municipality, Your Statistics

In collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Statistics Canada’s Centre for Municipal and Local data is committed to providing detailed statistics to municipalities and stakeholders by improving access to municipal-level data, including disaggregated data, and establishing greater data-sharing and collaboration. Initiatives to advance these efforts involve the development of a municipal data portal comprised of the following: a data catalogue for access to statistics and indicators pertinent to municipalities; a municipal finance dashboard which allows for comparisons across select Canadian cities on standard financial indicators, including those relating to infrastructure spending and selected socioeconomic characteristics; and a mapping function which displays a set of key indicators geographically and through data visualizations. Statistics Canada is also committed to improving national public infrastructure statistics  through data standards, more efficient data acquisition and collection strategies, and better data products and analytical tools. A comprehensive communications and stakeholder engagement strategy is in progress to advance relationships to fulfill the Centre’s mandate. This presentation will explain overall program objectives and showcase tools that have been developed to help advance data-driven decision making and policy development at the municipal level.

Presented by:

Anik Lacroix – Assistant Director, Lead, Municipal Data Strategy, Statistics Canada

Daniel St-Pierre – Chief, Project Development Section, Public Sector Statistics Division, Statistics Canada.

Lee-Anne Jennings – Chief, Capital Investment Section, Investment, Science and Technology Division, Statistics Canada.

Presentation 2:  The National Building Layer: A foundational data layer to support analysis and policy development at levels of government

Statistics Canada is currently developing the National Building Layer (NBL), which will serve as a structured, interoperable and authoritative data layer. The NBL is the geospatial representation of every building in Canada and associated features (e.g. building use, number of units, ownership, year built, building height, etc.) The goal is to reduce duplication of effort through data aggregation of all available data into a national standard with the help and support of federal, provincial, territorial, regional and municipal stakeholders. The presentation will outline some of the use cases for an aggregate view of building data, as well as provide some information related to early prototyping work with the City of Fredericton.

Presented by:

Daniel Houle – Chief, Enterprise Geomatics Infrastructure, Statistical Geomatics Centre, Statistics Canada

Presentation 3:  Supporting local and real-time insights for municipal decision-making: four data products from the Centre for Special Business Projects

Local and real-time insights on economic and social trends are in growing demand. Data from so-called alternative sources (i.e., sensors, online platforms, new data suppliers including local governments) can contribute responding to these information needs. This presentation focuses on four statistical products that combine, in different mixes, local, real-time and alternative data to generate new insights.  An experimental Real-Time Local Business Condition Index provides weekly trends for 25 cities across Canada. A traffic flow dashboard monitors daily road traffic in three major metro areas. A Proximity Measure Database and Viewer identifies amenity dense and amenity scarce neighborhoods across Canada. A Linkable Open Data Environment and Viewer inform on the precise location of amenities, services, and buildings across Canada by integrating open micro data from multiple sources. While reference will be made to the methods used to generate these statistical products, the focus of the presentation will be on example of uses, insights that these new statistics are providing, and their upcoming developments.

Presented by:

Alessandro Alasia – Assistant Director, Centre for Special Business Projects (CSBP), Statistics Canada

This event will run on Wednesday, September 14th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (ET) and you will need to register ahead for attendance. Information on how to join will be sent the day prior.

CNAM Members: Free

Non-Members: $50.00

Attention Non-Members!

Have you been wondering what CNAM is all about and whether or not you should invest in membership? Let us take the guess work out of the equation for you! If you register for this webinar as a non-member, you can apply your registration fee ($50) towards a new CNAM membership.

See for yourself the great content CNAM puts on.  We are proud to offer timely and informative webinars, which are free of charge for members! Not only that, all CNAM webinars are archived on our website and available for on demand member viewing at any time.

Contact membership@cnam.ca to take advantage of this limited time offer.

*Offer runs until October 14, 2022.

Moderator:  Chris Klos – Manager, Corporate Asset Management Office, City of Winnipeg, CNAM ERT Committee Member

Chris is a registered Professional Engineer in Manitoba with a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.  He has over 15 years of private industry experience, functioning as Project and Facilities  Engineer responsible for implementing and managing large scale capital projects, production line enhancements and facility infrastructure.  The balance of his career has been dedicated to working in the public sector for the Province of Manitoba within the Asset Management branch of Manitoba Housing and Community Development and more recently the City of Winnipeg, focusing on data analysis, benefit realization and developing a quality management plan to maintain the integrity of our Asset Management Program.

Presenter:  Anik Lacoix – Assistant Director, Lead, Municipal Data Strategy, Statistics Canada

Over the past two years she has led a new collaborative partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to better serve Canadians’ needs for statistical information in their communities through improved local governments’ access to municipal-level insights, enhanced access to municipal administrative data by Statistics Canada, and by optimizing data literacy, competency and stewardship at the municipal level.

Anik holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the Universite de Montreal.

Presenter:  Daniel St-Pierre – Chief, Project Development Section, Public Sector Statistics Division, Statistics Canada

Daniel St-Pierre has been an analyst with Statistics Canada for 12 years with an expertise in business survey development and analysis, acquired in the Economic Statistics Branch. He joined the Public Sector Statistics Division in 2020 and created the Project Development Section, where he manages the team responsible for the analysis and dissemination of municipal financial data, integrating municipal data from other Statistics Canada initiatives and overseeing the development of the municipal data hub.

Presenter:  Lee-Anne Jennings – Chief, Capital Investment Section, Investment, Science and Technology Division, Statistics Canada

Lee-Anne Jennings joined Statistics Canada in 2010 as an analyst for the Annual Capital and Repair Expenditures Survey where she led the development of new capital and repair expenditure data specific to infrastructure assets. She also manages Canada’s Core Public Infrastructure Survey, a partnership with Infrastructure Canada, and is currently involved in a project to improve Statistics Canada’s data and statistics related to public infrastructure. 

Presenter:  Daniel Houle – Chief, Enterprise Geomatics infrastructure, Statistical Geomatics Centre, Statistics Canada

Daniel Houle is a career intrapreneur with 30+ years of experience in private and public sector organizations and has managed teams at Statistics Canada tasked with delivering impactful projects for Canadians for the past nine years.

Dan is now leading a new team at Statistics Canada, which has the responsibility for the development and operationalization of a cloud-based geospatial infrastructure. The Enterprise Geospatial Platform (EGP) will expand the Agency’s capacity to build knowledge through the vertical integration of spatial and non-spatial data and to make it more readily accessible.

Presenter:  Alessandro Alasia – Assistant Director, Centre for Special Business Projects (CSBP), Statistics Canada

Alessandro joined Statistics Canada in 2007 to work with the Rural Research Group of the Agriculture Division, and moved to the Centre in 2012, where he has led and contributed to numerous innovative data development and research projects aimed to improve local statistics; through data crowed resourcing , open micro data, real-time local indicators, definitions of local labour markets, and measures of remoteness and proximity.  He is Chair of the Working Party on Territorial Indicators at the OECD and has contributed to several OECD Territorial Reviews.


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September 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free – $50.00