City of Chestermere News

Posted on: April 26, 2016

The municipal census is coming to a computer or door near you!

2016 Municipal Census Begins May 2

Wondering how much we’ve grown this year? Help us find out! The annual municipal census begins May 2 and runs until June 17.

“It’s really important for Chestermere residents to complete the municipal census,” said Tracy Buteau, Director of Corporate Services. “With five questions to answer, the census only takes a couple minutes, and residents are encouraged to complete it online at their convenience.”

Chestermere residents can expect to find a census letter delivered to their homes during the first two weeks of May. The letter contains a unique PIN that will enable residents to complete the census online.

This year, the federal census will take place at the same time as the municipal census and residents need to complete both. While it would be preferable to combine them, the federal census results take months to compile which is not soon enough to qualify for available municipal grants. As such, Chestermere will continue to conduct its own census this year.

Two ways to complete the Census:

Online: Visit www.chestermere.ca/census2016, Use your unique PIN to complete your census. This PIN has been assigned to your household to ensure that your information is kept secure. If you have not received a PIN by May 12, contact the Municipal Office.

In Person: Households that have not replied to the census online can expect a visit from a census taker between May 16 and June 13 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. If a census taker is not able to speak with you, information will be left at your home advising you on options to complete the census.

Quality Assurance Reminder: After completing the questions online or in person, you will be asked to provide a phone number. If you provide a number, the City may contact you to ensure your information was recorded correctly. Conducting quality assurance solidifies the accuracy of the census and ensures the census meets the Government of Alberta standards.

For more information, visit www.chestermere.ca/census, or contact the Municipal Office at (403) 207-7050.

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