OTTAWA — The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) said it welcomes the recent launch of Statistics Canada’s Centre for Municipal and Local Data (CMLD) portal.
FCM stated it’s an important product of the sustained collaboration between the two organizations since October 2020.
Through its data integration and visualization tool, its data catalogue for accessing statistics and indicators, its municipal mapping function and its municipal finance and socioeconomic dashboard, the CMLD portal will provide much-needed data about Canada’s economy, society and environment at a local level, states a release.
In addition, it will strengthen FCM’s partnership with StatCan to improve local governments’ awareness and use of StatCan data and to strengthen data literacy.
“As the level of government closest to the everyday lives of Canadians, municipalities depend on reliable data to make important policy decisions that are impactful, equitable, inclusive, and will improve Canadians’ quality of life in tangible ways,” said Carole Saab, Chief Executive Officer, FCM, in a statement. “FCM congratulates StatCan on its new portal and looks forward to continuing to work together to advance the data-related needs of municipalities.”
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