Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2011 Geography Poducts

Good afternoon!

I would like to bring to your attention that last week, on November 29, the  Geography Division released some 2011 Geography products:

Available today are four geographic products from the 2011 Census: Boundary Files, Road Network File, Correspondence Files and the Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names.

These products represent the first suite of geographic products released from the 2011 Census.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Updated Products: Elementary-Secondary Education Survey


Please note the updated products listed below and the path to access them via the DLI FTP and website.

Elementary-Secondary Education Survey (ESES)

Data for 1997/1998 to 2009/2010 are now available.

Enrolments by Type of Program, Age and Sex, School Boards and Districts (Headcount), 2002/2003 to 2009/2010

Enrolments by Type of Program, Grade and Sex, School Boards and Districts, 1997/1998 to 2009/2010 - Public schools, elementary-secondary level

Enrolments by Type of Minority and Second Language Programs, Youth Sector by Grade, School Boards and Districts (Headcount), 1997/98 to 2009/10 - Public schools, elementary-secondary level

Enrolments by type of Aboriginal Language Programs by Grade, School Boards and Districts (Headcount), 2001/2002 to 2009/2010

Enrolments in Special Needs Education1 by Type of Disablity, Type of Class, School Boards and Districts (Headcount), 2001/2002 to 2009/2010

Number of Full-time and Part-time Educators in Elementary and secondary public schools, by Age Group and Sex, 1997/1998 to 2009/2010

Number of Graduates1 by Type of Programs, Age and Sex, School Boards and Districts, 2002/2003 to 2009/2010 - Public schools, elementary-secondary level


FTP: /dli/DLI-Collection_Other-Products/Elementary-Secondary Education Survey - eses/

Thank you.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Geography Files & Social Service Locations Data for Hamilton


For my project I would like to correlate low-income individuals/families with social service locations (e.g. location of homeless shelters) to determine whether there are enough services in poor areas of Hamilton.

- An ArcGIS compatible shapefile that has census tract divisions (would be ideal)

- Shapefiles of (some or all):
         - Location of homeless shelters
         - Location of food banks
         - Community housing
         - Employment centres/job banks "


To start, homeless shelter data can be acquired from the City of Hamilton, the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton and HRSDC. The database of homeless shelter & demographics is called HIFIS and it is managed by the HRSDC Homelessness Secretariat.  An individual at SPRCH may also be able to connect you with the homelessness coordinator in Hamilton.  The contact at the City, who is a member of the Community Data Consortium, has also been included.

There are no geographic files for shelters, although the Social Planning Council may have done their own geocoding as may have the city. They may not have geocoded women's shelters and family shelters as these are kept as hidden as possible in order to protect the women and children in those shelters.

Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS)
Contacting them here -
Homelessness Partnering Secretariat
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
140 Promenade du Portage, 6th Floor,
Gatineau, Qu├ębec K1A 0J9

You can also download from Revenue Canada a list of Charity organizations by province which you could also map. More specifically, you can ask Revenue Canada for the list of charity organisations from Form T3010, this will provide you all you are looking for except shapefiles.  You can ask them for Hamilton only or all of Ontario or all of Canada. It comes as an access database.

Labor Force Survey - Updated Product


We are pleased to inform you that the following survey has been updated on the DLI FTP and website:

Labour Force Survey (LFS) Nov 2011


FTP:  /dli/DLI-Collection_Other-Products/Labour Force Survey -lfs/1976-2011/data/