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  1. User Consultation Process* Helping good content and a successful dissemination of census results * Presentation at theTraining Workshop on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses in SPECA Member countriesBaku, Azerbaijan, 30.10 – 3.11.2006 Petteri Baer, Regional Adviser, UNECE

  2. CES Recommendations • In the Recommendations for the 2010 Censuses on Population and Housing • Appendix VI includes generalized information on the User consultation process • In this presentation the experience of Statistics Canada is used as an example

  3. Censuses in Statistics Canada • Census every 5 years • Content Consultation every time • Content Consultations since 1971 • For the next Census in 2011 a Content Consultation will be done for the 8th time • Two main activities • Content consultation • Content testing • Courtesy to Daniel Dufour, Census Marketing Manager at Statistics Canada

  4. The Role of Content Consultations in SC • To determine and review content of survey questionnaires • To test new content • To support collection activities • To plan and review products and services • To define geographic concepts • To discuss preferred output media • To build partnerships with stakeholders

  5. Consultation process materials in Statistics Canada (1) • A Consultation Guide • Including specific discussion points for different audiences • Helping Statistics Canada staff to focus on important issues in the interaction process

  6. Consultation process materials in Statistics Canada (2) • A Compilation of Information on Statistics Canada’s socio-economic data sources on Census related topics • To inform users of the existence of other services of SC than only the Census

  7. Consultation process materials in Statistics Canada (3) • A Census Consultation internet site was established • Participant list database for Census consultations • Consultation content database was established

  8. Consultation Mechanisms in Statistics Canada • Bilateral committees between statistics Canada and key federal departments • Regular meetings with provincial / territorial departments • Advisory Committees (Labour, Social Conditions, Health, Demography, …) • Ad hoc consultations

  9. Two phases in the consultation (1) • The first phase • Invited written submissions • Over 75 written submissions were received • The second phase • Follow-up meetings with different groups of data users

  10. Two phases in the consultation (2) The second phase (continued) • 25 meetings were organized throughout Canada • Altogether about 800 comments were collected

  11. Number of comments by type of organization

  12. Number of comments by Topic

  13. The importance of internet • During the consultation period • The Consultation web site welcomed 5 324 visits • …which resulted in 36 002 hits • The most frequently download files were • The 2006 Census Consultation Guide (1 182) and • The Cross-Sectional data source table (424)

  14. Feedback helped development of content and user relations • Received feedback was forwarded to the appropriate divisions at Statistics Canada • Comments and suggestions were given careful consideration in planning the 2006 Census and related programs

  15. Feedback helped development of content and user relations • Statistics Canada tested dozens of potential changes to the Census questionnaire content • The need to find a well working balance between including new phenomena and the need for continuity and comparability between censuses of different years