The following information is taken from the Statistics Canada Website, located at: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/
Statistics Canada, a member of the Industry Portfolio, produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture.
In addition to conducting a Census every five years, there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life. In Canada, providing statistics is a federal responsibility. As Canada’s central statistical office, Statistics Canada is legislated to serve this function for the whole of Canada and each of the provinces and territories.
Objective statistical information is vital to an open and democratic society. It provides a solid foundation for informed decisions by elected representatives, businesses, unions and non-profit organizations, as well as individual Canadians. As a member of the United Nations Statistical Commission, Statistics Canada endorses the Fundamental principles of official statistics.
Statistics Canada offers information on Culture and Leisure
This cultural information includes: Information on creative artistic activities and the goods and services produced by these activities; the preservation of cultural heritage; and personal activities not required for paid work, studies, or family or social obligations. This information is available for the public and is valuable for anyone completing research, applying for grants, building programs or working within the cultural sector.
It is now even easier to access the information at Statistics Canada, because it can now be found on social media, including FaceBook and Twitter!
Statistics Canada on Facebook (English): http://www.facebook.com/statisticscanada
Statistics Canada on Facebook (French): facebook.com/StatistiqueCanada
Statistics Canada on Twitter (English): twitter.com/StatCan_eng
Statistics Canada on Twitter (French): twitter.com/StatCan_fra