This May, your invitation to participate in the online 2021 Census will arrive in the mail
The Government of Canada uses census information to plan community programs and services, such as employment, public transit, schools, hospitals, and more.
The last census underreported Jewish Canadians by a large margin, impeding our community’s ability to address important issues we all care about, such as antisemitism, security, housing, healthcare, and fighting poverty.
One in every four census questionnaires is the long-form version and will include questions about ethnicity (Q.23) and religion (Q.30).
It is important for Jewish Canadians to be recognized by the Government of Canada as a thriving, growing, and engaged community. If being counted as part of the Jewish community in Canada is important to you, you may respond “Jewish” to Question 23, Question 30, or both.
The Census is mostly online this year, we ask you reach out to loved ones who may have limited access to technology.
There are options to help them complete the census too. The Census is easy to fill out and is completely confidential. Make sure that your household is counted!
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