CAPDU is the Canadian Association of Public Data Users. Membership in CAPDU is open to users, distributors, and producers of data within Canada. CAPDU originally launched this site out of concern over the decision to eliminate the Census Long Form, and we are continuing to monitor cuts at Statistics Canada and other threats to public data in Canada.
In 2010 Statistics Canada announced that the Long Form would not be a part of the 2011 census. It w and would replaced by a voluntary survey, which cannot be counted on to produce reliable information. In fact, the Census is how we gauge sample reliability for other surveys, so this change will cause problems for the use of other national surveys as well.