Government Information & Data

A guide to sources of government information.


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Open Access Resources

The following resources contain freely available information from Statistics Canada.

Licensed Resources

The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) provides licensed access to Statistics Canada Public Use Microdata files (PUMFs), databases and geographic files to students and faculty.

CHASS Data Centre

This collection of on-line databases and custom built search and retrieval programs are maintained by Computing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) at the University of Toronto.

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If you require access to data files please contact Sandra Sawchuk ( Depending on the nature of your request, DLI assistance or training may be required before data can be made available. Many files will require access to SPSS, Beyond 20/20 or statistical software for viewing or analysis.

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