Social Databases

Database Name Description Owner Record Levels
Business Register

Canadian business patterns data provides counts of active locations by industry classification and employment size for Canada and the provinces. 

 

Statistics Canada, Industry Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Area/Census Agglomeration (CMA/CA), Census Divisions (CD) and Census Subdivisions (CSD), Census Tract

CMHC Socio-Economic Series  

Examines issues that impact housing quality, affordability and availability 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada, Census Metropolitan Areas

Canadian Real Estate Dataset- TrendPoint Portal  

Centract’s TrendPoint site allows you immediate access to an entire set of residential real estate trends at both a national and neighbourhood level. Market value estimates for specific addresses, and property value averages based on property style

Centract; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Provinces, City, Neighbourhoods

CIC Quarterly Administrative Data Release  

Provides up-to-date portraits of the immigration process, including both permanent and temporary streams, as well as an overview of the citizenship process

Citizenship and Immigration Canada 

Canada
Permanent Residents Rounded Count Research Data Cube

The Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) Permanent Residents Rounded Count Research Data Cube (2010) counts the number of immigrant landings in for a given Census geography, crosstabulated by age, landing year, country of birth, country of citizenship, country of last permanent residence, education level, gender, immigrant class , marital status, mother tongue, occupation skills , official languages spoken, and years of schooling                      

 

Citizenship and Immigration Canada; Social Planning Council

 

Canada, Province, Census Agglomeration (CA) / Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), Census Division (CD), Census Subdivision (CSD)

CMHC Market Analysis Centre  

CMHC's annual reports and monthly updates contain current and historical data on housing in Canada – new construction, new home prices and sales, rental statistics and the demographics of housing demand.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation 

Canada, Provinces, City

HRSDC Shelter Capacity Report The Shelter Capacity Report provides basic information on shelters and shelter-related service providers across Canada including the number of beds and target groups

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

City, Postal Code

Census of Canada  

Demographics of population in different provinces and cities across Canada, depicting information about family status, children, living conditions, language, etc. 

Statistics Canada

All census geographies

Income in Canada

Income in Canada is an annual analytical report which summarizes the economic well-being of Canadians. It includes an extensive collection of income statistics, covering topics such as income distribution, income tax, government transfers, and low income back to 1976. 

Statistics Canada

 Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)

National Household Study A new, voluntary survey that replaces that long-form census questionnaire; provides social and economic information that helps communities plan services like child care, schooling, transportation, etc.

Statistics Canada

Canada, Provinces and Territories, Cities, Census Divisions

National Longitudinal Study of Children and Youth

Sample survey with a longitudinal design assessing factors influencing a child's social, emotional, and behavioural development and their environment  

 

Statistics Canada; Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)

Canada, Provinces and Territories

Labour Force Survey  

The Labour Force Survey provides estimates of employment and unemployment

Statistics Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Provinces and territories, Census Metropolitan Area/Census Agglomeration (CMA/CA)

Survey of Household Spending

The main purpose of the survey is to obtain detailed information about household spending as well as limited information on dwelling characteristics and household equipment. 

 

Statistics Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas

Small Area and Administrative Data Division- Family Tables  

Census Families taxfiler data

Statistics Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Province & Territories, Census Metropolitan Area; Census Disvision, Census Subdivision, Census Agglomeration, Census Trac

General Social Survey  

The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest

Statistics Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Province & Territories, Individual (Microfile Data)

Aboriginal Peoples Survey  

The purpose of the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) is to provide data on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal people in Canada. More specifically, its purpose is to identify the needs of Aboriginal people and focus on issues such as education, employment, health, language, income, housing and mobility. 

Statistics Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Provinces & Territories, Census Metropolitan Area/Census Agglomeration (CMA/CA), Census Divisions (CD) and Census Subdivisions (CSD)

Annual Migration Estimates

Annual migration estimates between census divisions, census metropolitan areas, provinces/territories, and movement to and from Canada, by age group and sex of migrants. 

 

Statistics Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Provinces & Territories, Census Divisions and Census Metropolitan Areas

Building Permits

Data on the number and value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities, this publication provides information on the average value of dwellings, the number and value of mobile homes, and permits issued for building renovation. The publication describes current activity and trends in the residential and non-residential building construction sectors.

 

Statistics Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Province & Territories, Census Metropolitan Area

Employment Insurance Statistics

Statistics which report on the operation of the Employment Insurance Program and provide complementary labour market statistics at the national and provincial level, as well as for sub-provincial areas. Estimates are also produced by detailed age and for 140 occupation groups.

 

Statistics Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Provinces & Territories, Census Metropolitan Area/Census Agglomeration (CMA/CA), Census Divisions (CD) and Census Subdivisions (CSD)

Financial and Charitable Donations  

The data, collected from income tax returns submitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), provide financial information (RRSP Contributions, RRSP Room, Savings and Investment Income) and the amount of charitable donations reported on the tax file. Academics and researchers use the data for analyses of economic conditions.

Statistics Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Provinces & Territories, Census Metropolitan Area/Census Agglomeration (CMA/CA), Census Divisions (CD) and Census Subdivisions (CSD)`

Households and the Environment Measures household actions that have, or are perceived to have, positive or negative impacts on the environment. The survey provides baseline information to use in measuring progress towards sound environmental practices at the household level. 

Statistics Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Provinces & Territories, Census Metropolitan Area/Census Agglomeration (CMA/CA), Census Divisions (CD) and Census Subdivisions (CSD)`

Ethnic Diversity Study

Statistics Canada (STC) was approached by Canadian Heritage (PCH) to develop and conduct a survey on ethnicity, its various dimensions and related issues of changing cultural diversity in Canada.

 

Statistics Canada; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Canada, Provinces & Territories, Census Metropolitan Area/Census Agglomeration (CMA/CA), Census Divisions (CD) and Census Subdivisions (CSD)`

TransUnion Credit Report Characteristics  

The credit report characteristics dataset measures levels of consumer debt and related risk.  

TransUnion; Social Planning Council - Community Data Consortium

Postal Code
211  

Non-profit organization that helps provide people with access to community, social, health and government services in their community (information and referral service)

Community Information Centre of Ottawa

Ontario, City, Postal Code, Address, Community

Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP)

All Ontario municipalities must report efficiency and effectivness measures for the services provided by their municipality, which are compiled and published in these annual reports

 

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Ontario, Regions, Counties, Municipalities

Kindergarten Parent Survey  

The Kindergarten Parent Survey (KPS) is voluntary survey distributed to parents and caregivers of SK children participating in the EDI. The KPS provides a means of collecting additional information on children’s health, early childhood experiences, parent involvement, family demographics, and community characteristics. 

Offord Centre for Child Studies; Parent Resource Centre

City

Waiting Lists Statistics Report  

Indicates the number of households on waiting lists for affordable housing in Ontario and the length of time they must wait to be housed

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

Ontario, Municipal Service Manager Areas (47)

Where's Home?  

Review of housing needs across multiple communities in Ontario 

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

Ontario, Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) of Census Agglomerations (CAs)

Ball Diamonds- Ottawa  

Dataset opens in Google Earth and shows where ball diamonds (baseball, softball, t-ball) in Ottawa are located, as well as descriptors of each one 

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

Ottawa
Beaches -Ottawa  

Excel file of all the beaches and pools operated by the City of Ottawa (incl. their hours of operation, name, address)

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

Ottawa
Child Care Facilities- Ottawa  

Provides a listing of licensed child care facilities and licensed home child care facilities (in EXCEL file), as well as private home childcare centres

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses
Outdoor Pools (and Wading Pools)- Ottawa  

List of all outdoor City of Ottawa pools (incl. wading pools)

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses
Splash Pads- Ottawa  

List of all splash pads in City of Ottawa parkland

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses
City of Ottawa Recreation and Culture Program Guides

List of programs being offered at different facilities in Ottawa for different age groups

 

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Programs, Addresses 

Sledding Hills- Ottawa  

Dataset opens in Google Earth and shows the location of City of Ottawa approved sledding hills for 2010 located in City of Ottawa parkland 

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Community Gardens- Ottawa  

Dataset opens in Google Earth and shows location of City of Ottawa Community Gardens 

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Lawn Bowling-Ottawa

File of all lawn bowling locations in City of Ottawa parkland.

 

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Museums- Ottawa  

Point file of all museums /community museums funded by the City of Ottawa

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, City Wards, Addresses

Outdoor Rinks-Ottawa  

Point file of all outdoor rinks located in City of Ottawa parkland.

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Parks- All Parkland- Ottawa Files of all City of Ottawa parks.

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Railways- Ottawa  

Single linestring data depicting railway tracks within geographic limits of City of Ottawa.

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City
Rivers- Ottawa  

Single linestring data depicting rivers within geographic limits of City of Ottawa.

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City
Roadways- Ottawa  

Single polyline data showing roadways within geographic limits of City of Ottawa.

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Skateboard Parks - Ottawa  

File of all skateboard parks in City of Ottawa parkland.

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Sports Fields -Ottawa

 

File of all sports fields locations in City of Ottawa parkland.

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Tennis Courts -Ottawa

File of all tennis court locations in City of Ottawa parkland.

 

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Volleyball Courts- Ottawa  

File of all volleyball court locations in City of Ottawa parkland.

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Library Locations and Hours -Ottawa Public Libraries

Listing of Ottawa Public libraries, including their locations and hours.

 

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, Addresses

Spotlight Ottawa/ Gatineau Events Calendar  

Event information for a wide range of activities in Ottawa region such as: festivals/fairs, film/new media, galleries, heritage and traditions, literary, museums, music, performance/theatre, seasonal celebrations, special events, sports/outdoors, and tours.

City of Ottawa Open Portal Database

City, City Sector, Address

Ottawa Licensed Home Child Care Agencies List

A list of all the licensed home child care agencies in Ottawa, with their name, address, and other additional information

 

City of Ottawa, Andrew Fleck Child Care Services

City, City Wards, Addresses

Ottawa Licensed English Child Care Agencies List  

A list of all the licensed english child care centres in Ottawa, with their name, address, programs, and other additional information

City of Ottawa, Andrew Fleck Child Care Services

City, City Wards, Addresses

Ottawa Licensed French Child Care Centres List  

A list of all the licensed french child care centres in ottawa, with their name, address, programs, and other additional information

City of Ottawa, Andrew Fleck Child Care Services

City, City Wards, Addresses

Ottawa Licensed Child Care Centres List- French Partial Designation

A list of all the licensed child care centres in Ottawa that are Partial French, with their name, address, programs, and other additional information

 

City of Ottawa, Andrew Fleck Child Care Services

City, City Wards, Addresses

Analysis of National Capital Trends  

Compares the 2005 Origin-Destination Survey to previous surveys from 1985 and 1995 to show trends in population, car ownership, and travel patterns

 

City Center Coalition; TRANS committee

National Capital Region, Province, Urban structural level, District level

National Capital Region Origin-Destination Survey  

Survey detailing trips taken by people, according to time of day, purpose of trip, origin, destination

City Center Coalition

Province, City

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre- Annual Report

Annual report with information on: # of calls, # of individuals served, # of participants in various support groups, # of volunteers, etc.

 

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

Addresses
Ottawa Community Housing Statistics  Database of Community Housing in Ottawa

Ottawa Community Housing

City, OCH Districts