Terms of use for the StatCan Blog

Statistics Canada is using the StatCan Blog as a communications tool and outreach channel to reach and engage with Canadians.

Statistics Canada does not endorse any of the views expressed in comments posted by users, and in no way verifies or confirms the accuracy of those comments. Comments that violate Rules of engagement may result in the comment not being posted and the user being blocked from the account.

Pages

Statistics Canada has a blog for each official language:

English: StatCan Blog
French: Blogue de StatCan

Content

On the StatCan Blog, you will find:

  • information about Statistics Canada's current and future initiatives;
  • an opportunity to comment on the agency's direction and programs;
  • and more…

Availability

Statistics Canada recognizes that the Internet is a 24/7 medium, and your messages and comments are welcome at any time. However, posting and moderating will occur during regular business hours, Monday to Friday. Messages and comments submitted after business hours or on weekends and statutory holidays will be read and moderated as early as possible.

Posting frequency

The StatCan Blog will post new articles monthly.

Comments

Statistics Canada welcomes feedback and ideas that are constructive and relevant. All comments will be read and any emerging themes or helpful suggestions will be passed to the appropriate people in the organization.

However, we may not be able to respond to all comments. They will be handled on a case-by-case basis. For general enquiries about Statistics Canada products and services, contact us.

Links to other websites

Blog posts by Statistics Canada may include, for your convenience, links to websites that are not under the responsibility of Statistics Canada or the Government of Canada. Since many of these websites are not subject to the Official Languages Act, they may not be available in both official languages. Statistics Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content, and is not endorsing the sites and their content in any way.

Accessibility

Statistics Canada, as part of the Government of Canada, is committed to achieving a high standard of accessibility. If you have any problems accessing the information on our blog pages, contact us to receive the information in an alternate format.

Copyright

Information posted by Statistics Canada on its blog is subject to the Copyright Act of Canada. For more information, visit our Copyright notice page.

Official languages

Statistics Canada respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that information products of equal quality are available in both English and French.

Posts will be published simultaneously in both official languages—in English on the StatCan Blog page and in French on the Blogue de StatCan page. Messages and comments that require a response will be answered in the official language of origin.

Posts from Statistics Canada may include links to websites that are not subject to the Official Languages Act, which means they may not be available in English and French. Links leading to unilingual content will always include the mention '(English only)' or '(français seulement).' These links are provided solely for your convenience and Statistics Canada is not responsible for the information found through them.

Privacy

Statistics Canada is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals. Information shared with Statistics Canada on the StatCan Blog is subject to the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. For more information, visit Statistics Canada's Privacy notice.

Statistics Canada employees on the StatCan Blog

Some Statistics Canada employees may be active on the Statcan Blog through their own personal accounts, under their own username. Despite their professional affiliation with Statistics Canada and the Government of Canada, their comments do not represent the official position of Statistics Canada or that of the Government of Canada, and should be considered the product of each individual as a private citizen.

Media enquiries

Media representatives are asked to refrain from submitting questions or requests through the StatCan Blog. Please send them to Statistics Canada's Media Hotline.

General enquiries

Statistics Canada is committed to serving its clients in a prompt, reliable, courteous and fair manner. For general enquiries on our products and services, contact us.

If you are looking for more information about the organization and its data holdings, please visit Statistics Canada.

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