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Municipal Intention to conduct Census May 1 – June 30, 2018

posted on Mar 22 2018

BLACKFALDS, March 22, 2018 -

The Town of Blackfalds Council approved by RES. 21/18 to proceed with conducting the annual Municipal Census. The Municipal Census will be conducted through online responses and door-to-door with official census enumerators.

Overview of Timelines:
Online Collection | May 1 to June 30
Door-to-Door Enumeration | May 15 to June 30

By April 30th, each non-commercial address (residential addresses) in Blackfalds will receive their Census PIN Letter – the unique and secure PIN (Personal Identification Number) is specific to residential addresses and will be required to log in to the online Census, which will go live on the Town of Blackfalds website as of May 1st.

Enumerators will go door-to-door between May 15th and June 30th to residents who have not responded online. Census Enumerators are responsible for confidential collection as authorized by the Town and will be wearing a Town of Blackfalds photo identification badge along with logo branded vests.

Residents who complete their 2018 Census online between May 1st and May 15th will be automatically entered for a chance to win an Abbey Centre Annual Family Pass or a tablet (approximate value of just over $1000).

The Census data collected will be used to determine an official population and residence count, to be used for grants available through the Province, awarded on a per capita basis and a Census count ensures that maximum grant funds are received.

The 2018 Municipal Census is conducted under the authority of the Alberta Municipal Government Act and in accordance with the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).Information collected is for statistical purposes only. Any personal information collected is used for verification of the data and is not released.

If you have questions regarding Census Collection, please contact the FOIP Coordinator at 403.885.6248 or via email at

For more information:
Media Spokesperson | Richard Poole, Mayor | 403.506.6445 |

Media Inquiries | Miranda Cooper, Marketing and Communications Manager | 403.885.6235 |