May 1 to June 30 2018
Residents are being asked to count themselves in for the 2018 municipal census which begins Tuesday, May 1st and will end Saturday, June 30th. The Town of Blackfalds receives important provincial and federal grants which are based on population counts – the more accurate and current the count, the more dollars the Town can receive to provide programs and services for our community.
An envelope containing a unique PIN number will be delivered to the door of every residence in Town between April 23rd and 30th. Beginning on May 1st, residents can use the unique PIN in combination with their home address to complete the census online at:
Online entries received between May 1st and May15th will be automatically entered for a chance to win an Abbey Centre Annual Family Pass or a Tablet, valued at approximately $1000 (non-transferrable - no cash value).
For those who can’t complete the census online, census enumerators will visit homes between May 15th and June 30th to collect the census information. In addition, the online census can be accessed at the Town Office and at the Abbey Centre, and the Blackfalds Library, or residents can ask a family member or a friend to provide access on a home computer, and anyone can contact the Census Office.
Completing the online census is an easy way for residents to contribute to their community – today and tomorrow.
The Town of Blackfalds conducts a municipal census each spring. This information is used to assist departments in planning for the needs of our community. Decisions regarding future transportation networks, the locations of schools, parks, utilities and fire protection facilities are based to a large extent on statistics on population growth collected in the municipal census. As well, many of the grants received from the Province are awarded on a per capita basis. An up to date and current census count ensures that maximum grant funds are received.
Your responses to the census are used in a variety of ways, such as:
- collect grant dollars for programs and services in the Town
- attract new business opportunities, and
- determine the demographic of our residents for programs and services
Alberta Finance also publishes weekly economic reviews which contain economic commentary and statistics on the:
- overall economy
- labour market
- price indices
- household sector and business sector in Alberta
- economic indicators for that week
Statistics Canada created a Blackfalds Community Profile which is based on the 2011 and 2016 Federal Census results. 2016 Federal Census information is being released in batches as shown on this page.