Residents are asked to count themselves in this year as the 2018 census begins Sunday, April 1, 2018. The City of Airdrie receives up to $332 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 1 and 8. 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 19 and May 17 to collect the information.
Completing the online census is an easy way for residents to contribute to their community – today and tomorrow.
The City of Airdrie conducts a municipal census each spring. This information is used to assist departments in planning for the needs of Airdrie citizens. Decisions regarding future transportation networks, the locations of schools, parks, utilities and fire protection facilities are based to a large extent on statistics on population growth collected in the municipal census. As well, many of the grants received from the Province are awarded on a per capita basis. A census count ensures that maximum grant funds are received.
Your responses to the census are used in a variety of ways, such as:
- collect grant dollars for programs and services in the City
- attract new business opportunities, and
- get a good snapshot of the people who call Airdrie home.
Alberta Finance also publishes weekly economic reviews which contain economic commentary and statistics on the:
- overall economy
- labour market
- price indices
- household sector and business sector in Alberta
- economic indicators for that week