2016 Census begins April 7

April 6, 2015

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Residents are asked to count themselves in this year as the 2016 census gets underway on April 7, 2016. The City of Airdrie receives up to $252 in provincial and federal grants for each resident counted because many grants are based on population counts – the more accurate the count, the more dollars the City receives to provide services citizens need.

A pink door hanger with a unique PIN will be placed on every residence door in the city between April 7 and 15. Residents can use the unique PIN in combination with their home address to complete the census online at www.airdrie.ca/census. Online entries are automatically entered for a chance to win a Genesis Place family pass. For those who can’t complete it online, census workers will visit homes between April 22 and May 19 to collect the information.

In additional to grant money from other levels of government, decisions regarding future transportation networks, the locations of schools, parks, utilities and fire protection facilities are based, to a large extent, on population growth statistics collected in the municipal census. Completing the online census is an easy way for residents to contribute to their community – today and tomorrow.

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